social feedback garment

Today I talked with Heidi about the possibilities of getting fur to move or “stand on end”.  We thought it would be great to use the inherent properties of some fibres in combination with static electricity.  The thing about static electricity is that it is high voltage, so we have to be careful when combining it with wearables!

It would be great if we could achieve it in a more natural way.  Here is a webpage with a list of materials and their natural tendency to become positively or negatively charged:

Another possibility for research is electro-magnetic fields (EMF).  Are there materials that would respond to this, apart from iron powder?

(beautiful execution, requires lots of energy)