Lit Lace Interface

RESPONSIVE SCENERY FOR PERFORMANCES WITH A USER-INTERFACE SYSTEM TO CONTROL THEATRE LIGHTING AND SMART TEXTILES

The project

This project brings the worlds of sensor technology and smart textiles together to offer something unique to the performance industry. It builds on previous collaborative work which explored the creative potential of Lit Lace, a newly developed light emitting cloth as dynamic backdrops for theatre. We have been able to develop and test a user-interface prototype system using ‘Igor’ Internet of Things architecture to control effects within the cloth as part of an existing theatre/performance lighting set-up. As an integrated system, we can offer creative solutions for responsive backdrops and theatre set design, and creative options for performance end users.

SARA + SARAH SMART TEXTILE DESIGN (UNITED KINGDOM)

Sara + Sarah Smart Textile Design offer a bespoke service to enable the textile industry to innovate in the area of smart textiles. Sara Robertson and Sarah Taylor have been working together for 6 years on a series of collaborative projects exploring smart textiles through a deep understanding of material properties and traditional textile design.   

CWI (Netherlands)

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) is the national research institute for mathematics and computer science in the Netherlands. Jack Jansen and Steven Pemberton are part of the Distributed and Interactive Systems research group which focuses on facilitating and improving the way people access media and communicate with others and with the environment.