Weaving Futures

Takram residency at the London Transport Museum

with Larissa Kunstel-Tabet

How do we capture data from textiles? And how do we display data? As part of Takram’s “Weaving Futures” one week residency at the London Transport Museum me and Larissa used conductive thread and augmented reality to visualise information generated from people interacting with fabrics. By viewing the textile through a smart device the number of times the fabric has been pressed is displayed live in a bespoke designed graphic. However this being a short prototyping residency, imagined applications range from enabling maintenance staff to track the wear of seats on vehicles to bespoke storytelling for passengers where the narrative changes depending on usage.

 

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