the un/quantified army wife is a multisensorial installation inspired by personal events that aims to shed new light on the often troubled daily life of the wife of a Special Forces soldier. The audio includes a narrative based on the artist's personal experience.
Haptic sensations from handmade speakers and bone conduction transducers allow the participant feel the audio in their own body as they sit in the chair. An elbow is placed in either of the copper bowls, and the participant cups a hand over their ear to hear the audio more clearly. The larger transducers transmit the audio through the participant's chest cavity, essentially turning the body into a speaker.
Developed in collaboration and with support from Intel's wearable technology group and Parsons School of Design
TE IPSUM explores how the clothes we wear can help us find our fit – how something as simple as a jacket can connect us to the bigger picture, to a larger social whole, to the universe, and to ourselves.
We establish these connections not only through our personalized jackets, but through the personalized data these jackets can collect and visualize. Through our system of data “fitting” and personalization, we aim to make user-centric data more meaningful, more personally poetic. We want the wearers of our jackets to understand not only their own selves, but also the world around them in richer, more vibrant ways.
In short, we want our users to feel like more than bodies to be quantified.
Casey Barber -- BFA Fashion Design, 2017
Olivia Burca -- BFA Fashion Design, 2016
Kailu Guan -- BFA Fashion Design, 2016
Jane McDonough -- MFA Design + Technology, 2016
Wynn Mustin -- MFA Design + Technology, 2016
Charles Saidel -- MFA Design + Technology, 2016
Kristin Slater -- MFA Design + Technology, 2016
Xinhuan 'Hannah' Chen -- MFA Industrial Design, 2017
External Affinity is a collaboration with Isabella Cruz-Chong in which the user experiences a connection with external, liminal spaces in an intimate setting. Participants lie down in a yoga hammock and place their heads on a pillow embedded with soft speakers and gaze up at multiple glass orbs that illuminate one at a time. As the orbs light up, the user hears various experimental audio tracks, as if they are hearing messages from each of the respective orbs.
IR Distance Sensors trigger cello sounds as strangers walk past, creating a new kind of symphony within a laundromat
yamaha electric cello, neoprene, copper tape, neodymium magnet, hand felted wool, amplifier, bass shaker
Ghosting Projection mapping animation of mist and fog rolling through mountains. Made using ofxFluid and ofxFx by patriciogonzalezvivo
Microphone Responsive Tree Bark Mesh (no audio)
Open Style Lab's 10-week research program teams designers, engineers, and occupational therapists to create functional yet stylish wearable solutions with and for people with disabilities.