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Thursday Club: Art-Creativity-Technology & Wellness
Thursday Club: Art-Creativity-Technology & Wellness
Thursday Club: Art-Creativity-Technology & Wellness
Thursday Club: Art-Creativity-Technology & Wellness
Thursday Club: Art-Creativity-Technology & Wellness
Thursday Club: Art-Creativity-Technology & Wellness
Thursday Club: Art-Creativity-Technology & Wellness
Thursday Club: Art-Creativity-Technology & Wellness
Thursday Club: Art-Creativity-Technology & Wellness
Thursday Club: Art-Creativity-Technology & Wellness
Thursday Club: Art-Creativity-Technology & Wellness
Thursday Club: Art-Creativity-Technology & Wellness
Thursday Club: Art-Creativity-Technology & Wellness
Thursday Club: Art-Creativity-Technology & Wellness
Thursday Club: Art-Creativity-Technology & Wellness
Thursday Club: Art-Creativity-Technology & Wellness
Thursday Club: Art-Creativity-Technology & Wellness
Thursday Club: Art-Creativity-Technology & Wellness
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Thursday Club: Art-Creativity-Technology & Wellness

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A talk I gave at Goldsmiths Thursday Club on some of my sensing wearables.

A talk I gave at Goldsmiths Thursday Club on some of my sensing wearables.

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  • 1. Thursday Club: Art-Creativity-Technology & Wellness Goldsmiths, C4CC, 2012 Rain Ashford - http://rainycatz.wordpress.com
  • 2. Hello, I create interactive wearables and art, working with many flavours ofmicrocontrollers & various components…
  • 3. I’m an avid self-tracker and sensorsuperfan!
  • 4. ..and I’m also into encouraging young people to becomeinterested in coding and electronics via creative uses oftechnology..the students loved how they could personalise andcontrol electronics very quickly by learning a fewexamples of code and following a few rules ofcircuitry! Pics fromTechnocamps, Aberystwyth, workshops I did with Sophie McDonald
  • 5. I’m interested in physiological hacking… Social interaction – formal and informal events where one is put on the spot / excruciating circumstances: networking, bars, clubs, meet ups, introductions, conferences, etc. Building multi-sensor wearables which output data on the wearer’s physiological signs comprised of:  sensors – tracking physiological signs: heart rate, accelerometer, temperature, etc.  Actuators  Visually reactive  Sonically reactive  Might record sound / feedback from user‘Yr In Mah Face’: temperature /mood sensing t-shirt  Camera  Logging device
  • 6. Steve Mann – cyborgI’m fascinated by body modification, cyborgs and how thehe miniaturisation of technologyhas changed how people build & use wearable tech & electronics; they’re no longercomprised of cold, bulky sharp, boxy & ugly components that one might prefer to remainhidden
  • 7. The availability of sewable electronic & e-textiles has revolutionised the way I and many otherartists & designers work
  • 8. ..plus the styling of some of these components has made them more attractive to work with
  • 9. LilyPad ArduinoMicrocontroller Conductive Thread E-Textiles C (ish) Programming Sensors Actuators Hacked Electronics Conductive items Wearables Sound Artworks Games All Interactive
  • 10. …allowing me to incorporate thetechnology into my designs
  • 11. Examples of conductive thread andwire used as part of my design
  • 12. Hacking existing tech & combining sensors has allowed me tomake pieces such as ‘You Make My <3 Flutter’: a proximitydetecting, heart rate sensing ‘techlace’
  • 13. And for looking at social interaction -‘Yr In Mah Face’: temperature /mood sensing t-shirt- uses Celsius temperature data from a sensor, averages it, then visualises the results viaLEDs.
  • 14. I’m also interested in practical uses - Don’t Break My Heart is a wearable, colour-codeddistance warning system prototype for cyclists to wear on their back
  • 15. Not all of my wearables focus on physiological sensors,some are environmental: Teapot Bunny Ears!
  • 16. My latest work, Baroesque (barometric skirt) includesboth physiological and enviromental sensors
  • 17. What am I working on next? ..experimenting with GSR & EEG
  • 18. Thank you for your attention! @Rainycathttp://rainycatz.wordpress.com http://Rain Ashford 2012

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