Results from our course at Hochschule Luzern - April 2018. ( tinyurl.com/yc4kzgr2 )
Descriptions and Concept :
// The Very Important Message by Lisa Scherebnenko, Simon Hischier
If you hold up the left arm it will start showing "I love boys" and if you hold up the right hand it will show "I love girls". There are pressure sensors in the arm pits to detect which hand is held up. The stripes at the bottom are on when "I love" is on and does pulse (on then off) to create some kind of animation on the fabric to have something less static since the thermalcolor has a lot of potential that's unused else.
// Changing Skin by Jennifer Papatzikakis, Chiara M. Davanzo
It is a short project in which the relationship between an object and direct body contact has been made visual. The main idea was to address the topic of self-touch and its physical and emotional output to the wearers body. By using a pressure sensor placed on the fingertips of the wearer the conductive thread in the object itself will be activated by the contact with skin. A lightened-up pattern on the ornamental latex neckpieces appears. A visualization of emotions and acts are shown through this body piece – you can change your own skin.
// Hurricane Tongue by Patrizio Welti, Valentin Berger
The textile changes its color according to the current strength of the wind.
The more wind there is, the more color disappears. The tongue can change in three different states. It goes from a light breeze with only one circuit activated to a full storm with all three activated.
// Digital Touch by Melanie Burkhard, Kouto Deiara
The idea behind the work is to transmit touch between two people over a distance and to visualize that touch.
// Embarrassing Me by Salome Bruggisser, Leila Saad
The scene represents the relationship between a person and their inner struggle with feeling embarassed. It helps one understand their own identity when it comes to embarrassment.
// Too Much Love For a Skeleton by Andrea Fortmann, Matthias Goldenberger
To get in touch with a beloved skeleton, gently take his hand to make the eyes glow up again. A slow ballad will bring up the desired romantic atmosphere. By intensifying the touch the music becomes more passionate which also effects the heart. Don’t let go until you get the answer you’re longing for!