Inhoudsopgave Episode 7:
Citaten uit de Fashion Tech Farm Population:
31: My e-clothing is programmed following
the seasons, so it grows flowers in the spring
- it falls of in autumn.
32: Mijn scharrelkleding doet het goed bij de
kippen in de Fashion Tech Farm.
33. Overleeft mijn smart garment de
34: Die e-snob koopt alleen kleding die kan
citeren uit "Système de la Mode" van Roland
Barthes, Éditions du Seuil, 1967.
35: My dress was so shy, it didn't want to
leave my room. It always shied away behind
ITL Studio image
Victory over the Sun
About designers working in the Fashion tech Farm:
Julia van Zilt- ITL Studio - itlstudio.com (under construction)
The Interactive textile library by Julia is currently under development in
collaboration with students of Fontis and fellow designers who help in the R&D
process of creation of the swatches..
Julia develops textile interfaces using digital fabrication methods and electronics,
which translate screen-based functionality into textile-based interfaces.
Rubbing Simulacrum 7 Editor Leonor Faber-Jonker
Publication Textiles 7:
The scattered Text Object .
The text as a code wants to be read
without interference. At least this is the
illusion the text should convey. Practically
the reader is always hindered in reading
the text as a whole, by distraction, by the
text being too long to be read in total, by
forgetting parts of the text while reading,
by not overseeing all the consequences of
the text in all its details.
The text on itself can be written so that it
cannot be overseen, on purpose, by the
writer, or because the reality the text is
describing is too complex.
Sometimes a text can only be understood
by reading other texts.
The text shown on the garments in this
series retains some integrity because the
surface of garments is still connected, and
it could be seen in a connected way.
The text on many objects such as boxes
has this same quality.
What if the object itself is “scattered”?
As an example, the tetrahedral kite is
This object is formed by triangles which are opened “like pages a book”. But the triangles are placed in a spatial structure. The surfaces of the triangles can be seen side by side or half hiding behind others.
Some triangles were “word play”.
In the version shown on top the total Otaku series are published on the triangles. In this version also the transparency of the fabrics is used, to superimpose text and images, or even two different parts of the text.
From a certain perspective, all sides could be seen next to each other.
Handwritten version: in one version the
text on this fractal surface was a poem,
but not the total poem. In a second
version of this poem the words and text
lines were displayed in a more graphical
Contribution by Ido van Blijdesteijn
Swatch Exchange Magic 7 - Electronics
E-textile swatches are combinations of the soft and the hard. Although some e-textile designers have posed themselves the challenge to reinvent all electronics in fabrics, inevitably the silicon – the hard will stay present in the softness of the fabric
for some time.
Examples of swatches with a lot of this very hard silicon.
Felted Game Controller by Kate Hartman
The Orange Synth, By Abby Aresty and Rachel Gibson
MiniSynth by Lara Grant
Lulu by Maurin has being developed further by Kobakant in their project of the Schneiderei:
Latest Lulu version:
This picture also shows “the function”, that is
transfer light of an Neopixel into a fiber.
In fact, all e-textile swatches have “a function”. All swatches are interactive, which have to be “experienced” by handling, touching, playing…
Hannah has made a video of the swatches “in function”:
JB Labrune & Martin De Bie
Lulu by Maurin
Wendy Van Wynsberghe
Contribution by Rowan van As, Parkkade Rotterdam, 30 x 15 cm, balpen op papier, 2019