Friday, 3 July 2009

Cryptic Nights...


Last night I was very proud to be one of the designers showing work at the CCA in Glasgow for Cryptic Nights, Hosted by Sarah Kettley on behalf of New Media Scotland.

It was a magical evening filled with various wearable technology from an enchanting ring, Mutsugoto, that enables you to communicate with a loved one on the other side of the world by way of a beautiful light stream to a Parasol (below), by Elena Corchero that allows you to capture the suns energy through solar panels throughout the day then outputs this power by way of twinkling led lights in the evening, stunning mood lighting.

Mutsugoto from Distance Lab on Vimeo.


Other highlights of the evening were a Vibrating scarf by Stephen Barrass who has created many weird and wonderful creations including one of my favorites a couch that acts like a pet purring and vibrating to touch, and affectionately named Zizi.
Also featured was a stunning knitted outfit by Georgina Bavalia (below) which has small led lights embedded into the front that twinkle as you walk thanks to a stretch sensor that is being developed at Nottingham Trent University.


And finally here are a few images (below) of my garment being modeled by the wonderful Kristina who didn't mind being man handled or revealing a little bit of leg to show the interactions of this piece.

Please see my earlier post Interaction Garment - Smart Materials for more info about my interactive garments.


I think the future is looking rather rosey for wearables...

3 comments:

Qin said...

well done Jo, it looked really interesting!
btw, why didn't you invite us over to say hi? i would love to go to Glasgow...

Jo said...

Thanks Qin. Aww I'd put it on my blog, sorry will invite you to the next event :)

Kristina said...

The pictures look great you'll have to send me some copies!