Sense of natureA seismic sensitive garment.
Seismic-sensitive garment. A garment that reacts to earthquakes.
Typically, wearable technology is applied to design-centered devices for humans. The challenge is to connect the sense of nature intrinsically with the human. Sense of nature will develop a garment that can feel and express the movements of the Planet, understanding the planet in a deeper way. This garment leads us to a speculative design about where we live, how our planet behaves and how to connect with different points of the earth and nature.
This project seeks the creation of a garment that reacts every time there is an earthquake somewhere in the world in real-time. We would use this garment in a performance setting, in this way people will be able to visualize how earth moves, and how alive our planet is. The Project will use a soft robotic approach that mimics plate tectonic movements such as centrifugal movements that are extrapolated from points where there is movement on the planet.
MOON RIBAS (UK)
Cyborg artist and choreographer best known for developing the Seismic Sense, an online seismic sensor once implanted in her feet that allowed her to perceive earthquakes taking place anywhere in the planet through vibrations in real time. In order to share her experience, she then translates her seismic sense on performances. In 2010 she co-founded the Cyborg Foundation, an international organisation that aims to help people become cyborgs, defend cyborg rights and promote cyborg art.
MONTSERRAT CIGES (Spain)
Technological artist and fashion tech designer, her work is based on the intersection between art, technology and biology, researching on biomaterials, soft robotics, and micro fluidics. Consultant and professor in digital fabrication and textile technology in the Fab Lab network labs around the world.
ADRIANA CABRERA (Germany)
Designer, researcher and lecturer in digital fabrication, textiles and wearable assistive technology, Adriana is a senior consultant in Innovation and product development. Since 2017 she is co-leading the soft robotics research in the Fabricademy and leads the research of FabMaterials at the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, She is implementing sustainable experimentation by exploring bio-inspired design and the impact of today’s prototyping.