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
crystallized<br />01.25.10<br />
research concept <br />Molecular biology is a source of myriad well-validated structures & shapes<br />These forms can be deconstructed or abstracted and used as building blocks to create novel wearables and explore unprecedented applications.<br />
design questions<br />How can biological structures and forms be meaningfully deconstructed and applied to wearables?<br />What novel and functional architectures can be created<br />When thinking of these geometries as building blocks, which elements must be held constant and which may be stretched or changed?<br />What applications might there be for such forms in other realms? <br />
challenges<br />Social assumptions about viruses<br />This concept doesn’t address genetic content of viruses, either the genetic material encased inside viruses, genetic variance, evolution, or mutations<br />Too many constraints with icosahedron<br />Scalability<br />Can this be a small business?<br />Technical<br />Must build a friendlier interface than what’s out there now<br />
What to keep<br />Things I like: <br />the architectural/structural appearance<br />DIY/customizability<br />Unexpected shapes<br />Things I want to create: <br />movement with body<br />juxtaposition of rigidity with fluidity<br />
tents<br />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<br />A map for which bits to put where to create certain shapes<br />
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