Chromosonic degree project investigates the relationship between digital culture and textile arts, the everchanging boundaries between the digital and physical world, how the world of digital media becomes tangible through the textile medium. My intention was the broadening the field of textile craft and design, bringing together different mediums and looking for new possibilities in textile design. The project mixing different areas: textile design, electonics, IT.
My master’s degree project is a programmable, electronic, colour changing textile interface, an innovative structure design. I intended to to find out how I could incorporate the world of digital media into textile art. The two slowly moving textiles display ambient content. They react to an arduino based program and also environmental impulses responding with an animated change in pattern.The digital world alters genres, steps out to the physical world.The flatness of the screen, the patterns of a damaged monitor surface appear on a hand-woven, flexible textile, integrated customized electronic components into the structure. The patterns are generated from sound files with data bending. The thermochromatic, heat sensitive static patterns create dynamically changing patterns. The spectators can also leave traces on the surface through the sense of touch.
My project is investigating the integration of innovative technologies into the textile’s structure.
In this project I’d like to provide new experiences in textiles through the added values and qualities.
I’d like to create a symbiosis between the world of the handmade, traditional textiles and the world of the immaterial digital media. I used traditional hand-crafted techniques, such as weaving and screen printing to create the textiles.
The two 200cmx60cm textiles consist of an arduino with 12V power supply and 20 custom PCBs driving and controlling 4 industrial 24V DC power supplies, that heat the two hand-woven textile woven with nichrome wires and screenprinted with thermochromatic dying, revealing the preprogrammed patterns.