Berlin, Germany & Kyōtango, Japan
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.