I first heard about the Freedom in Interactive Wearable Art (FiiWA) from Tracy Gromek and Marcus Pingel at FashionCamp NYC 2009, where they discussed the challenges involved in creating safe, sturdy and adequate sporting ...

the ‘freedom in interactive wearable art’ project

Conductive Materials, Textiles

This summer I was a resident at NYC Resistor (NYCR), a hacker collective based in Brooklyn, NY. I'm now back home in Lisbon and would like to share a brief round-up of this wonderful experience. First of all I must ...

my summer @ NYC Resistor

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Click chemistry is a chemical philosophy introduced in 2001 by K. Barry Sharpless that describes chemistry tailored to generate substances quickly and reliably by joining small units together. This is inspired by the ...

click chemistry

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A team at the University of Washington have built a circuit that can run on the available power of a tree. The results will be published in an upcoming issue of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' ...

tree power

Organic Materials

Aerogel is the lightest solid material on the planet, up to 99.98% of its volume can be pure air. It insulates space suits and could be used one day to clean up oil spills. And I've just discovered you can make it at ...

aerogel

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A follow up to our last post on artificial muscles.. I just found this ebook- Electroactive Polymers for Robotic Applications, Kim K.J., Tadokoro S.(Springer, 2007) The description states: Electroactive polymers (EAPs) ...

electroactive polymers + robotics

Conductive Materials, Polymers, Resources

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A great demo showing some Artificial Muscle - Electro Conductive Polymer from Ishii Lab, Kyushu Institute of Technology, ...

artificial muscle

Conductive Materials, Polymers

The thesis of Otto von Busch, Fashion-able. Hacktivism and engaged fashion design, is available as an online PDF. This thesis consists of a series of extensive projects which aim to explore a new designer role for ...

fashion-able, hacktivism and engaged fashion design

Textiles

2009 AAAS/Science Dance Your Ph.D. Contest It started with the purest form of scientific communication-research papers that supposedly leave little room for more than one interpretation, but was transformed into modern ...

science dance match-up challenge

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Nanotechnology - Carbon Nanotube Electronics is a short educational video on nanotechnology and carbon nanotubes by the Stanford Nanoelectronics ...

carbon nanotube electronics

Conductive Materials

WikiChains is an initiative "to gaze backwards through the chains of production in order to gain knowledge about the sites of production, transformation, and distribution." WikiChains is a website that aims to encourage ...

WikiChains

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openMaterials is happy to announce that we are now mirroring the openArtist ISO - http://openartist.openmaterials.org openArtist is a LINUX operating system for artists based on Ubuntu Hardy, but also incorporates ...

openArtist

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