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  • Explore the relationships that arise from using molecular forms in wearables. What unique shapes can be achieved?
  • 2D->3D, Robert Lang
  • Biology, DIY, 2D->3D
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    • 1. crystallized
      01.25.10
    • 2. research concept
      Molecular biology is a source of myriad well-validated structures & shapes
      These forms can be deconstructed or abstracted and used as building blocks to create novel wearables and explore unprecedented applications.
    • 3. design questions
      How can biological structures and forms be meaningfully deconstructed and applied to wearables?
      What novel and functional architectures can be created
      When thinking of these geometries as building blocks, which elements must be held constant and which may be stretched or changed?
      What applications might there be for such forms in other realms?
    • 4. viruses
      Helical
      Polyhedral
      Enveloped helical
      Enveloped polyhedral
    • 5. precedents
    • 6. treemaker origami
      Domains: 2D->3D forms, DIY
    • 7. n-e-r-v-o-u-s system
      Domains: biology, fashion, DIY
    • 8. mashallah designs
      Domains: 2D->3D forms, biology, data viz, DIY wearables
    • 9. Diana Eng’s deployable structures
      Domains: 2D->3D forms, biology (plant), fashion
    • 10. users
    • 11. target user profile
      Category: Fashion/design enthusiasts, particularly DIY community
      Age: 18-40
    • 12. prototypes
    • 13.
    • 14.
    • 15.
    • 16.
    • 17. methodology
      Some stock developed pieces
      Screen-based interface
      Physical kit
    • 18. =
      +
      +
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    • 19. connections
      Outside design world
      Diana Eng
      Burdastyle
      Greg
      Nervous System
      Funding
      IndieGoGo
      Kickstarter
    • 20. challenges
      Social assumptions about viruses
      This concept doesn’t address genetic content of viruses, either the genetic material encased inside viruses, genetic variance, evolution, or mutations
      Too many constraints with icosahedron
      Scalability
      Can this be a small business?
      Technical
      Must build a friendlier interface than what’s out there now
    • 21. new directions
    • 22. Geodesic Domes
    • 23. Delaunay triangulation
    • 24. What to keep
      Things I like:
      the architectural/structural appearance
      DIY/customizability
      Unexpected shapes
      Things I want to create:
      movement with body
      juxtaposition of rigidity with fluidity
    • 25. tents
      A million little geometric pockets sewn into it, and you have a few different models that you can “build” by strategically inserting boning or placing rigid inserts into certain pockets
      A map for which bits to put where to create certain shapes

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