Ramyah from media lab presented her MA-thesis work yesterday. It was really interesting. She provided us with some links and pdf of her thesis: Ramyah Gowrishankar: Designing Fabric Interactions
I was talking with Carmen about how to attach the piezo elements to the sound gloves, and we were trying to remember the name of an embroidery technique used to attach mirrors to saris. Well, it turns out it’s “Indian Mirror Stitch” (duh) or “Shisha Stitch”.
Here it is in one of my projects:
Google “shisha stitch” and you’ll find all sorts of instructions and variations.
Today, 7th of october is Ada Lovelace day which is meant to draw attention to achievements of women in technology and science. Adafruit is celebrating the day by publishing post about different women every hour. So far they have featured some interesting women from wearable scene: Leah Buechey, the founder of Lilypad and Kate Hartman. These are worth checking out.