Wearable Hackathone, Art Center Nabi

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:

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from left to right: Sanghwa, Kwanu, Kyungmi and Younghui

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.

웨어러블 해카톤 Day 2:

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.

Younghui working on the inner textile.
Younghui working on the inner textile.

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.

웨어러블 해카톤 Day 4:

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.

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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.

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취중진담 (Metamorphosis) 2014
cocoon jacket

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Exhibition “Lay Artist”

만인예술가전   [Lay Artist ]  Sept 4th – Oct 6th, 2012 (art center Nabi Gallery)

Exhibition, “Lay Artist” was a group media art exhibition curated by Art Center Nabi.   Younghui’s original piece from 2008 exhibition in Dallas, “Social Fabrics” was invited to show in this exhibition.  (artwork titled “Stir It On! 부딪쳐라!”)

“Stri It On!” at the Art Center Nabi

She showcased one original (still in a good condition after five years) piece along with new edition created with a different technique and parts.  Along with one-month long exhibition, she taught a special two day workshop on Wearable Technology for public applicants.  It was held at Art Center Nabi gallery – Aug 22, 23rd.

Her interview titled as “Wearable Computing as Art” is included in their in depth catalog.

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Younghui teaching Wearable Technology Workshop at the Art Center Nabi