Featured image: iLuminate crew in America’s Got Talent
When I thought about wearable projects, i remembered iLuminate dance crew that used lights to create interesting visuals on stage.
Over_all is a lighting installation by Robert Zeise consisting of two suits with different graphic motifs using photochromic and glow-in-the dark inks. These graphic motifs are activated when the suits interact, creating changing motifs.
How the installation controls the space:
An LED infrared sensor embedded in the suits transmit information on the position of the wearer in the room. Based on the position, different types of lights are activated that react differently to the 2 types of photosensitive ink to create an optical illusion.
Future Fashion innovative materials and technology by Macarena San Martin
Such wearable projects require the knowledge of different disciplines like engineering and design. The use of technology allows the apparel to be more than just clothes. The result is a more functional and interactive work of art.
Though this project does not use open source technology directly, open source is still used to advertise and document the project.