Category : GENERAL
By EJTECH (Hungary)
Sensory Lines is an art-based study on the crossmodal: Sound, textiles and spatial design. Our practice-led research focuses on creating an immersive environment, rethinking textiles as audio emitting surfaces, as well as interactive displays with haptic feedback. Encouraging tactile engagement, as well as modifying the structure itself in order to enhance the acoustic characteristics, thus creating an involving, multi-sensory experience, cross linking the senses in a creative, joyful manner.
Textile structure design focused on exploring the experience of the integration of senses through a sound emitting, responsive color changing textile interface, embedded with a visual-haptic system, in order to engulf a unified perception of our surroundings and events. The recent growing interest in the design of multi-sensory systems shapes a research area that jumps across disciplines in order to study perceptual experience with an emphasis on its crossmodal dimension.
The growing number of theoretical and scientific approaches celebrating the cross modal character of perception has come as a response to the flat, virtual CG immersed present, trying to counter balance the rigid hierarchization of the senses. Textile innovations are undoubtedly the next technological frontier, as wearable technology and smart personalizable objects become ever more relevant and crucial in our everyday lives.
The intent for Sensory Lines is to be used as a material innovation for textile structure in contemporary interior structure design. A modular sound emitting textile display, with vibro-tactile capabilities, focused on the examination of spatial elements through acoustics, with the ability to be built into any scale, opens numerous possibilities for the implementation and use of this application.
A proper calibration of the system is imperative for a positive result. The shape and form of each coil may vary and will affect the final outcome. Various materials and techniques have been positively tested. From hand embroidered silver spun thread on neoprene, to laser cut ribbed copper textile on waterproof canvas. Total impedance of the speakers must be calculated and accordingly connected to a compatible sound source and amplifier. Shape and design of the coil will directly affect the quality and frequency of the desired emitted sound.
Wonderful display of the blend of materials, technology, design and art. What makes this entry so valuable is the opportunity to adapt the solutions found to many other products in need of flexibility, efficiency, and beauty. Great work!