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Wearable Rhythms: Materials in Play

  • Amy WintersEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10289)

Abstract

This paper will consider a future of wearable fluidic materials through a frame of embodied making and imagination. It will be presented through the design, construction, and reflection of a design case study: ‘Wearable Rhythms.’ This exploration is undertaken by drawing upon the rhythm of natural, elemental materials such as water and air. The aim of the study is to develop material-led design thinking to support soft, haptic, palpable, affective, tactual and computational experimentation. We conclude by considering how the experiment can provide new capabilities, both embodied and speculative, for design researchers to explore the invention of emerging technologies for Wearables.

Keywords

Rhythm Play Elemental Material imagination Soft robotics Human-material interaction Speculative design Temporal Currents Ephemeral 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The author would like to thank Laurence Symonds for support with electronics prototyping and coding.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Royal College of ArtLondonUK

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