Thursday, January 31, 2008

Rhoda, who modeled "Enleon" at Seamless in Boston

Rhoda, who modeled "Enleon" at Seamless in Boston
Originally uploaded by berzowska

Seamless is a fashion event featuring innovative and experimental works in computational apparel design, interactive clothing, and technology-based fashion. each project [re]interprets the conceptual goal of a seamless relationship between technology and fashion. these are real clothes that inspire and provoke.

Vincent's "Frisson" necklace (modeled by Natalie Key)

FRISSON by Vincent Leclerc
The Frisson necklace is made of a series of individual beads resembling teardrops. Each bead is adorned with a temperature-changing peltier junction that is controlled by a microcontroller embedded in the bead. Each bead is electrically and computationally autonomous and can decide to become cold, warm or hot on its own will. With such behavior, the necklace produces animated temperature patterns around the wearer's neck, creating an unsettling feeling apparent to shivers.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Vincent looks like a gangster

IMG_3141.JPG, originally uploaded by maroussia.

Vincent Leclerc presented his XS Labs project Accouphene at a recent meeting of Dorkbot in Montreal. I love how shady he looks in this photo, showing our embroidery machine in the background, making soft speakers, "embroidered in the shape of a coil with highly conductive yarns. By pulsing energy through the coils and running a magnet, embedded in the sleeve of Accouphene, over the coils, sounds are generated."