Stir It On!

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With the new version of Stir It On! 2.0, Stir It On! was exhibited at [Lay Artist] curated by Art Center Nabi in Sept-Oct, 2013.   ‘부딪쳐라의 2012년 버전은 2007년 버전과 함께 아트센터 나비에서 기획한  [만인예술가전]에 초대되어 2012년 9월6-10월5일까지 전시되었다.

Stir It On! – Wearable version

‘Stir It On!’ is an interactive wearable skirt that reacts to any close encounter on the surface of the skirt such as bumping or touching. The ‘Stir It On!’ skirt will have design patterns on the surface that will be emitting subtle lights when it’s stirred by near passing touch or rubs.‘Stir It On!’ was inspired by bioluminescent bay organisms called ‘Dinoflagellates’ that react with luminescent glow when they are stirred up.

In everyday lives, especially in crowded urban cities, many people pass you near or even touch or bump into you. This is especially true in Seoul, Korea. Depending on the wearer¹s perspective, this interactive reaction of ‘Stir It On!’ skirt can be expressing either alarming call to ask to stay away to give personal space or a playful request to be closer for even more touch. The multiple ‘Stir It On!’ skirts will behave more like Dinoflagellates when they activate each other.

Material Used: QProx 113 Touch Sensor, conductive thread and fabric, LEDs, Arduino board

Tags: Fashion, Technology, Wearable, Touch, Lights, LEDs, Personal space

Stir It On on the floor

Stir It On! (back, inactive) 2008


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[...] York City-based interaction designer and teacher Younghui Kim created the ‘Stir-It-On!‘ skirt, an interactive skirt hat reacts to any close encounter on the surface of the skirt [...]

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Hey, cool tips. Perhaps I’ll buy a bottle of beer to the man from that chat who told me to visit your site :)

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[...] For my final project I want to create a wearable piece of physical computing. The two directions I am going right now are to create something like the belt mentioned above, or something to help people interact more with those around them. The second one comes from a shirt(from xkcd) that tells people that you are willing to talk to them. I think a shirt that tells your level of sociability at that time would be an interesting idea. How many more conversations would you get in if your clothes said that you wanted people to talk to you.  On the same thread is a skirt that reacts when it is touched( [...]

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