Wearable Hackathone at Art Center Nabi June 23-27th, 2014
Younghui Kim + Sanghwa Hong, Kyungmi Kim, Kwanu Park
As Younghui was invited to participate this 5-day Wearable Hackathone from Art Center Nabi, she has teamed up with 2 other artists and a student.
웨어러블 해카톤 드레스 IT 업 Nabi Wearable Hackathone, Dress IT up (this link is in Korean)
Below is a good article regarding the Nabi Wearable Hackathone, ‘ Dress IT up’ in English.
‘Where Fashion Meets IT: Final Presentation at Kormore.com
웨어러블 해카톤 Day 1:
First day, the team had a brainstorm session. We exchanged ideas on communication in our society. What it means and how do we communicate here. This idea naturally went on to the social drinking culture and how it is deeply related to communicate with each other. Therefore the team came up with two different ideations of wearable that expresses and communicate during social drinking environment. We listed out all the necessary materials and electronic parts and sketched interaction design. We researched different alcohol sensors and RGB LEDs and servo motors. We are to create one male jacket and woman’s top.
2nd day was spent mostly for the material search and finding. Experimenting with various papers to used as a diffuse LED lights and expand easily with kinetic movement of parts. We tried different paper folding techniques and creating different fabric using rice paper with iron-on fabrics. No perfect solution yet.
웨어러블 해카톤 Day 3:
Here is a link for the Arirang Channel News interview on Day 3
We divided a team for two outputs. I’ve focused on femaile kinetic dress to design, sew & integrate electronics and etc. Kyungmi & Kwanu focused on the male jacket.
We were almost there. I had a last minute vision on how to solve paper folding LED diffusion solution and how to construct the shoulder movement and sewed sensors at the collar already.
웨어러블 해카톤 Day5: Final Presentation
With overwhelming number of guests, we had presented the alcohol responsive dress + jacket to express Korean social drinking setting.
Here are photos of the result and see the project page for video and description.