The Tornado Dress

The Tornado Dress   2007

The fabric of the Tornado Dress features a Mimaki print of a tornado and is embroidered with conductive threads and electronic components on the lining. Three small sensors are stitched to the outside of the dress and detect ambient light. Depending on the quantity of light that is detected, different flashing patterns are triggered in the dress. 

Contributors: Diane Morin, Meghan Price, Maryam Golshayan. The image of the tornado was provided by storm chaser Mike Hollingshead