Like I mentioned before, a few of us arrived early to finish the pieces up; Erin got to work on the knitting machine, and Esther and I worked on using the laser cutter to engrave on more muslin for us. We got everything done just in time for the group presentations of everyone’s work. It ended up being two suspended muslin panels w/ images of the radio waves engraved into them, with our FM receiver circuit hooked up to this really fancy antenna we made, with headphones plugged in so you could listen to it picking up radio waves, and a knitted piece that had as its colored pattern the images of the radio waves knit into it. Continue reading →
Ever since the first presentation in class about the Netherlands trip, I think Annet and Ryan have been trying to prepare/warn us about how intense the build day at WdKA was going to be. But I think we all just kind of wrote it off because, well, we’ve all had plenty of long workdays in the studio, and how different could it really be? So we arrived on Tuesday, kind of sleepy, but overall feeling good and ready to work…
… And then build day proceeded to kick all our butts. Continue reading →
After a minor train debacle this morning, we made it into Rotterdam and met up w/ the students from WdKA. They showed us around this huge indoor market, which has inside it the largest continuous piece of artwork in the world. Continue reading →
I spent most of my second day in area 21. There were a bunch of exhibits there I wanted to see, But oddly none of those were the ones that had the most impact on me.
The highlight of today was, by far and away, the De-formance performance and video.
It was a long drag of a trip, but we all finally arrived in Eindhoven. Already so excited for DDW tomorrow. Also pretty excited for the food- Annet introduced us to some authentic Dutch snack cuisine, and it was fantastic.
During my individual meeting with our teachers last week discussing my research project, we talked about what kinds of possible inputs my wearable could be measuring in order to maximize accuracy and visual/conceptual interest of the final output. This has also got me thinking about what exactly are the things I should be measuring. The first and probably most important one is skin temperature. Continue reading →