Wednesday, 1 April 2009

e-static shadows

The designer Zane Berzina and the architect Jackson Tan have collaborated to produce this installation of electrostatic textiles at the Dana Centre, part of the Science Museum. The project demonstrates how electrostatic energy can be used in conjunction with interactive textiles to form audiovisual patterns. It was a magical experience to enter the darkened room containing the textile and then interact with it using the static energy from your body or using an ebony wand. The audio response to the interactions could be heard as a deep sound through headphones. The scientific work behind the collaboration was described in computer files, which showed how much design work had gone into the installation.

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