The idea of a virtual touch is interesting, with a completely different sensation than the normal physical touch. The feeling was quite surreal, for you do not feel yourself touching anything, yet the touch is depicted in the virtual screen. It creates an illusion which is intriguing, allows people to share a common “space” in which is named Read more →
Interacting in the third space set up through Adobe connect, participants are able to merge their bodies into one.
The virtual embrace seems foreign and novel though it is similar to physical contact in terms of how it appears on pictures. there needs to be adjustments of the body in terms of scale.
This visual touch doesn’t give a tactile sensation for we can’t feel the skin of each other. However, the feel when we did it is the sense of accomplishment because it is not easy to control our virtual body in order to be in sync/to touch the other virtual body at the same time. It’s not just Read more →
The virtual embrace was definitely unlike a physical one since it did not involve any sort of physical contact but more of positioning our hands in the right place. This itself required a unique sort of mutual collaboration that created a new sensation when making contact with someone. The process also becomes more dragged out due to the need to Read more →
The virtual embrace is about touching virtually. There is no tactile sensation. However the virtual space connects two or more people together in a shared environment. In this space, we can manipulate space, scale, colour and even edit ourselves.
Neri Oxman and a group from the MIT mediated matter group recently collaborated with Christoph Bader and Dominik Kolb on a project known as ‘Wanderers: Wearables for Interplanetary Pilgrims’. With the intention of sustaining life through voyages beyond our planet, the wearables are created to hold life sustaining elements contained within 3D printed vascular structures with internal cavities. It makes use of a technology that produces digitally Read more →
Walking in the middle of the night, my alter ego feels most energetic at this time of the day. It is absurd. While nobody but a bunch of crazy dancers hang out on the road where no cars speed. People call it YOLO. I call it dancer’s life to the power of uni life. I feel physically tired actually. Read more →
Dana Haim is a textile designer living in London. She finished her MA in Design for Textile Futures at Central Saint Martins. I found one of her biomimicry projects during MA Textiles Futures course particularly intriguing. It’s called the braided beaded ball suit.
Vimeo caption: ‘The braided beaded balls suit’ eventually becomes a paradox of adornment, seduction, and fashion. In a way Read more →
Clothes that change colour according to climate
Alchemist Lauren Bowker has embedded ink that changes colour depending on different climatic conditions.
“I graduated with an ink which is respondent to seven different parameters in the environment,” Bowker said. “Not only will it absorb air pollution, it will change colour to UV, heat, air friction, moisture and more. This gives it the capability Read more →