This dress gets more into applying software directly to the performance of the dress. The dress becomes a proclamation of your online activity, exposing the wearer. I’m curious…I find a lot of technology in clothing that seems to either have no real functional application, or is about health and fitness. What else can technology do in fashion other than make a statement or be about health? Hmm.
This project, like Kinematics fashion, uses technology to enhance the fashion quality as opposed to provide some kind of technology that collects data. Still, I find this idea of using technology to make clothing re-configurable to be full of potential.
This project doesn’t necessarily put technology into the dress for people to use. Instead, it uses technology to create a dress in a specific way, giving it a particular quality.
Based on the way you lick the ice cream, the cone will respond with a sound. Using four ice cream cones, the consumer can coordinate licks with others to create a musical composition. I think the effect of being able to interpret input and base the output on the input as a specific response is pretty cool. Maybe we can try to create triggers in a similar way.
This fourth precedent is being posted because Ishin-den-shin was already used and I wanted to be sure to have three new ones. This technology can turn anything into an instrument by picking up on the way that the object being used as an instrument is being touched. Like Ishin-den-shin, this project has something seemingly low-tech do something unexpected and truly immerses the user in the experience by having them be directly involved.
SoapBox is a puppy who likes pretending he goes on adventures though really he just likes to sit on his couch. SoapBox is lonely and looking for love, however, if you hit him he will like you less and less. He is forgiving though, of course, and if you hold your hand out to him gently and wait to pet him, you might win him over and he’ll reach back out for your love. He gets confused when you disappear out of view, and he gets bummed when he’s alone. Voice reactions indicate his mood, and he moves when he’s reaching out for you to pet him. SoapBox wants to learn to love!