Interactive Fuzzy Light Wall

May 9, 2006

Interactive textile sensor wall panel

International Fashion Machines (IFM) provides private research and consulting in electronic textiles to a variety of clients, industries, and the military. They work with the latest electronic yarns and a variety of textile processes including embroidery, sewing, weaving and braiding. IFM also creates electronic textile connections, both intra textile and between traditional electronics and textiles.

Designed by Maggie Orth and Sam Bittman, IFM’s Fuzzy Light Wall consists of a matrix of capacitive sensors that dim lights on and off, illuminating colorful shapes with the soft touch of the hand. The installation hangs on a wall like any other piece of art, but unlike conventional artwork it changes color and pattern based on user interaction. IFM’s products consist of hand-woven and printed computer displays, integrated with proprietary drive electronics and custom software.

Contact: International Fashion Machines, Seattle, Washington, USA.

For more information, see Transmaterial: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine our Physical Environment

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