An afternoon of discussion and trying out different new materials and wearable products with Kimmo Pernu, the Innovation Architect of Suunto.at Aalto Media Factory. 13.12.2012 Wearable computers, e-Textiles and Smart Clothing Design – What’s next?, a set on Flickr. … Continue reading →
Talk and discussion by Kimmo Pernu, Innovation Architect, Suunto. Date: 13.12.2012 Venue: Aalto Media Factory Auditorium Time: 13pm – 16:30 pm Combining clothing with computational capabilities immediately triggers people’s imaginations. The possibilities seem immense but going a bit deeper one … Continue reading →
The second day of our workshop. We have 12 participants from different fields- Textile art & Clothing design, New Media, Sound in New media and Automation Systems Technology, ELEC. There are three groups working on three e-textile project ideas. There … Continue reading →
We meet in room 869 on the 8th floor on Thursday(12.04) morning at 9:15am. ……. Thursday,12.04.2012 09:15 am –10:30 am Room 869: Presentations Introduction to future textiles – by Raija Jokinen Previous student projects – presentation by Riikka Townsend Workshop … Continue reading →
I’m currently working on a textile interaction project using flexinol wire and knitting. The aim is to create a textile installation which is sound responsive – the textile should move when it receives sound input. For the programming, I’ve used … Continue reading →
Today we had 2 representatives from Design Factory (Mikelis Studers and Peter Tapio) visiting us in the Design Department of ARTS. We discussed about having a two day workshop for the students of Aalto University to experiment with e-textiles. The purpose of this workshop would be to bring together students from the different schools who are interested in the field of e-textiles or wearable technologies and encourage them to think about electronics from a textiles perspective. Quick prototypes, experiments and novel interactions with everyday textiles objects are some of the outcomes we can hope for..
We will post more about the workshop here as things get more concrete!
Thanks also to Markku Nousiainen from Aalto Media Factory who was there with us today and also introduced the fantastic Media Factory FabLab (in the making:)).