My performance starts off from a quiet chanting of “Look at me” as I make four different hand actions.
The four actions are:
moving my hands in a rotational way before me along the level of my torso (While saying “Look at me!”). when I want to project my idea to someone, my hands move outwards to convey what I mean .
raising my hands in the air and pointing at the ceiling to check if there is a roof above me or not (While saying “Look at me!”).
patting my face frantically (While saying “Look at me!”).
patting my chest frantically (While saying “Look at me!”).
Repeats actions above.
As I progress through the actions, my voice increases in volume. I become more agitated and dramatic in my actions, such that my actions no longer follow an order and I start pulling at my hair.
At my craziest moment, I suddenly become quiet and stand at the middle of the room/ space while I comb through my hair. The action of combing my hair represents distraction, frustration and anxiousness – “Oh no, I lost so much hair!
To embark on our project on wearable technology, I went to buy cloths and electronics.
Choosing the necessary electronics
I had to choose between two types of lilypad main boards, one with USB port for charging and programming and another without the ports but with more holes. I decided to get the one with the ports so I don’t need to buy additional components, such as the ports.
Other electronics I bought include an infrared sensor, RGB LED and conductive thread.
Creating textures on the surface of polyester fabric