Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Check out Hannah Perner-Wilson's work at http://www.plusea.at/ as well as the KOBAKANT collaboration between Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson posted at www.kobakant.at for some interesting takes on computational textiles like the "Massage Me" work pictured here.
The collaboration explores the realm of wearable technology as a medium for commenting on technological and social aspects. KOBAKANT believes in the spirit of humoring technology, maintaining a twisted criticism toward the stereotypes it creates. Technology is to be hacked, DIYed and modified by everyone to fit our needs and desires.
Thanks to Leslie Sharpe at Indiana University who turned us on to this work!