On June 4, 2015, in the Science Park of Amsterdam, an experiment was conducted. The experiment was initiated by ByBorre in partnership with Distributed and Interactive Systems of CWI.
It involved biometric, heart rate and motion sensors wired on the hands of a selected group of spectators attending a presentation (by designer Borre Akkersdijk). The goal was to sense their level of engagement.
At the same time the designer was also connected to these sensors. But for him they were embedded in his sweater. In which conductive yarns were integrated in the textile through a signature knitting proces which made his garment a device for recording data.
Directed by: Luke Smits
voiceover: Lodewijk Pöttker
graphics: Daan Spangenberg
Soundtrack: Tycho - Elegy
Research & Development:
Coordinator/Vision: Borre Akkersdijk and Pablo Cesar
“Tangible Air” Interactive Installation (concept and design): Lilia Pérez
Infrastructure and Data Processing: Thomas Röggla
Graphic Visualisation (concept and design): Daan Spangenberg and Lilia Pérez
Sensor Technology: Chen Wang
“Tangible Air” Interactive Installation (development): Lilia Pérez and Alfredo Quiles
Graphic Design: Daan Spangenberg
Graphic Visualisation (development): Thomas Röggla
Infrastructure advise: Sergio Cabrero
Technical advise: Jack Jansen
Sensor Technology advise: Rosmi Rehman and Xintong Zhu
Textile Development & Design: Atelier BYBORRE