when

2020

where

Berlin, Germany & Kyōtango, Japan

links

dopple

Collaboration with Mika Satomi and Yukihiro Tokumoto from the Kyoto Prefectural Institute for Northern Industry to develop an e-textile using the traditional materials & weaving techniques of chirimen silk. This ultra-fine high-twist yarn can be manipulated to weave structural fabrics that elicit a response when combined with resistive yarn.

The result is Doppple: a light, fluid cloth that responds to human motion using Machine Learning. Named for the Doppler Effect that inspired the cloth’s ribbed design and the ripple effect of echoing sound, Dopple combines a smooth tactile experience with calming audio feedback.

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