Research Output per year
The following paper describes the conception and creation of the HyperHive Series of interactive pendants. This practice-led research analyses how the recent emergence of terms such as ‘craft technologist’ and ‘alchemical craft’ suggests a paradigm shift in the field of contemporary jewellery, describing practices and practitioners using craft methodologies to work with novel materials and processes. A return to the idea of interdisciplinary knowledge exchange between the arts and sciences, has reintroduced the essence of alchemical practice to contemporary crafts practitioners. The processes of serendipitous discovery and material experimentation lie at the heart of this practice, and smart materials with their metamorphic qualities have yielded fertile ground for exploration. This body of research focuses on probing these materials’ potential to create jewellery that comes alive on the body and responds to external stimuli by initiating a change in state, creating enchantment through playful interaction. Combining chromic smart materials with tactile silicone provides multifaceted colour transitions that react to the body and the environment in equal measures. Microelectronic elements imbue the jewellery with life, manifested through pulsating, breathing lights, and sensors that intimately connect object and wearer by measuring touch, light and movement.
|Title of host publication||RTD2017 Proceedings of the 3rd Biennial Research Through Design Conference|
|Editors||Abigail Durrant, Joyce Yee|
|Place of Publication||Edinburgh|
|Publisher||Research Through Design|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 4 Nov 2019|
|Event||Research Through Design 2017: New Disciplines of Making – Shared Knowledge in Doing - National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom|
Duration: 22 Mar 2017 → 24 Mar 2017
Conference number: 3rd
|Conference||Research Through Design 2017|
|Abbreviated title||RTD 2017|
|Period||22/03/17 → 24/03/17|
- Smart Materials
- Alchemical Craft
- Chromic Silicone
- Digital Jewellery
Digital Symbiosis: The Aesthetics and Creation of Stimulus-Reactive Jewellery with Smart Materials and MicroelectronicsVones, K., 2015, xCoAx 2015: proceedings of the third conference on computation, communication, aesthetics & X. Clifford, A., Carvalhais, M. & Verdicchio, M. (eds.). Glasgow: University of the West of Scotland, School of Computing, p. 221-232 12 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution
Vones, K., Seevinck, J. (ed.), Chamorro-Koc, M. (ed.) & Gomez, R. (ed.), Nov 2015, In : IASDR 2015 Interplay - Exhibitions. p. 54-56 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Meeting abstract
Vones, K. (2019). Crafted Evolution - The creation of the HyperHive Series. In A. Durrant, & J. Yee (Eds.), RTD2017 Proceedings of the 3rd Biennial Research Through Design Conference (pp. 17-30). Research Through Design. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.4746934