www.studioroosegaarde.net – Intimacy is a fashion project about the relation between intimacy and technology. Its high-tech garments ‘Intimacy White’ and ‘Intimacy Black’ are made out of interactive technologies and smart e-foils which become transparent based on personal interactions. Here social interactions determine the level of transparency; creating a sensual play of disclosure.
In 2009, I joined Studio Roosegaarde as a Research and Development Engineer. Following my work in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) , I joined the studio as an expert in wireless communications with the purpose of introducing technologies and knowledge in the field of Wireless Sensor Networks and Internet of Things. I designed a proprietary wireless sensor communication protocol focused in low power consumption, as well as fast and reliable data transmission. Working with electronic and software engineers, I developed the designed protocol, choosing and interfacing the wireless chip as well as developing low level driver and communication layers in embedded C compatible with chosen PIC and ARM microprocessors.I was project leader for Intimacy, the Studio Roosegaarde’s first project based on wireless sensor networks making use of the developed protocol. In collaboration with V2_Lab and the fashion designer Maartje Dijkstra, Intimacy connects the worlds of art, fashion and technology to build an interactive dress, a wearable piece of art that acts as an extension of the body providing new ways for social expression. Intimacy was first publicly presented in December 2009 at V2’s Test_Lab: Intimate Interfaces.
Studio Roosegaarde is a company created by the Dutch Artis Daan Roosegaarde in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, which merges art and technology to create innovative and futuristic interactive artwork. The studio gathers a dynamic and multicultural R&D team merging knowledge and competencies in domains including architecture, industrial design, electronics and software engineering.
sources: http://www.studioroosegaarde.net, http://www.v2.nl