Class 4

Discuss Reading
Homework Presentations
Materials Presentations

Social Circuits – Catarina Mota – Intimate sensor.
M.I.T Fluid Interfaces 

conductive fabric

Less EMF

Eeonyx fabrics

resistive fabrics

Less EMF

kobakant H2GWYW

UV and solar reactive fabric

Madison Maxey

thermochomic fabric





photo-luminescent fabric

computer generated fabrics

–     Other smart materials: 

Conductive threads and yarns

Solar reactive thread

conductive paint

conductive ink

conductive transparent film

Thermoplastic film

EL wire

QTC (Quantum Tunneling Composite)

Polymorph material

magnetic varnish

UV reactive materials

things that glow in the dark

shape memory materials


smart electro ceramics

organic electronics…

Serpica Naro – use of “the media” itself as a technology

Min Tanaka – Electric Dress – 1957


Hacking Couture

– – Catarina Mota – Intimate sensor.

–      M.I.T High-Low tech group

Syuzi PakhchymEric Zainzinger and Chung-Hay

Serial Audio Mixer Max Patch


Go through the Max Tour. Check out the lessons and the documentation links. Come into class next week with an idea of a max patch that interacts with a physical object through Arduino. Perhaps you would like to explore some of your ideas from last week’s Interface post? Also bring in whatever materials you might need (fabric, simple garment or object to which you would like to attach a sensor, etc.) I will also show you how to build and program a touch sensor in class.

Reading: Dress Language & Communication from The Clothed Body


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