The research began with a set of questions at the intersections of arts, culture, science and technology: How can the relationships between diverse disciplines be expressed through the languages of textile and clothing? In what ways do fabrics carry cultural content and how can programmable fabrics support a new narrative art form? How can an electronic textile art practice challenge commercial, industrial and military approaches to ubiquitous computing? How can wearable devices and responsive textile environments extend and enhance the body in everyday life? In artistic performance? How can a textile arts practice significantly contribute to scholarly knowledge?  The investigations began quite simply, trying to embed light elements into handwoven fabric in order to create a more dynamic textile that was reflective of new digital culture.

Funding : Concordia University and The Hexagram Institute for Research Creation in Media Arts   Contributors: Diane Morin, Hesam Khoshneviss, jake moore