Demo Hour highlights new prototypes and projects that
exemplify innovation and novel forms of interaction.
Leah Maestri, Editor
The Art Explorations track at TEI 2012 featured interactive artworks that explore the intersections
between materiality, sensory interaction, and computational expression. New works were reviewed
by a jury based on relevance, technological quality, aesthetics, and creative inventiveness. These
The TK 730 is a hybrid typewriter/knitting machine that converts words into a knitted code. It does this by decod- ing the typed word and re-encoding it into the pattern of the knitwork. The idea comes from the common root of the words text and textile: the Latin texere, which means “to weave.” A knitted textile work comprises lines and points, just like a piece of text. A story follows a continuous thread. Both text and textiles communicate meaning, but the story knitted by the TK 730 is one you can read, see, touch, and wear. The TK 730 attempts to explore how data can convey different meanings when interpreted as a purely visual form. The project was created with the support of V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Project website: http://www.v2.nl/archive/works/tk-series Publication: Grant,
M., Hertenberger, A., O’Nascimento, R., and Urff, L. TK 730. Proc. of TEI 2012
(Kingston, Ontario, Canada). Feb. 19-22, 2012.
Meg Grant | V2_ E-Textile Workspace | firstname.lastname@example.org
Anja Hertenberger | V2_ E-Textile Workspace | email@example.com
Ricardo O’Nascimento | V2_ E-Textile Workspace | firstname.lastname@example.org
Leonie Urff | V2_ E-Textile Workspace | email@example.com
September + October 2012
Lovely Rita is a dress constructed of slits controlled
by nickel zippers that double as light controllers. The
design of the dress is modified by selectively attenuating the radiance emitted by the incisions. Opening
and closing zippers alters the look of the dress both
physically and viscerally: Slits are introduced as
streaks of light and “heal” as the light is reduced,
restricted in length, or shut.
Lovely Rita’s radiating “wounds” recall the ecstasy
of ascetic practices of self-mortification, and allude
to the mysterious power that inflictions, whether
physical, mental, or emotional, have on shaping the
Project website: http://vimeo.com/32941240 Publication: Lee,
M. and Achituv, R. Lovely Rita. Proc. of TEI 2012 (Kingston,
Ontario, Canada). Feb. 19-22, 2012.
Minhye Lee | Hongik University | firstname.lastname@example.org
Romy Achituv | Hongik University | email@example.com
DOI: 10.1145/2334184.2334186 © 2012 ACM 1072-5520/12/09 $15.00