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Future Textile Library Workshop 3: Kinetic Textiles

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The Gottesman Libraries

525 West 120th Street

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New York, NY 10027

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Wearable Media cordially invites you to our exhibition, Future Textile Library. Come join us in re-imagining our relationship to fashion, textile design, and computational technology as an interactive media. Along with the exhibition, we developed a series of workshops to help the audience to get hands-on experience of creating future textiles.

What kinds of new expressions can be actualized by creating a textile that is sculptural, responsive and reactive to sound? In this workshop, we will be exploring the relationship between sound and textiles, in the form of a kinetic wearable e-textile swatch. Students will learn how to generate movement in textiles by using magnets and copper wire, as well as using a mic sensor to actuate the movements. Preprogrammed wearable microcontrollers will be provided for sound input, and the students will be primarily learning how to physically construct, sew, and embed kinetic components into the textile. By the end of the workshop, students will have developed a wearable e-textile swatch that can kinetically move to sound.

All are welcome to the workshops. Prior hand-sewing knowledge and/or experience with Arduino microcontrollers a plus. Recommended age is 13 and up.

About the instructor:

Hellyn Teng is a fashion tech designer, web developer, and musician based in Brooklyn. Her recent work involves exploring the relationship between our body, sound, and fashion technology. She received her master's degree from ITP, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. She is the co-founder and Creative Director of Wearable Media.


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