Digital lace: a collision of responsive technologies

Sarah Taylor (Lead / Corresponding author), Sara Robertson (Lead / Corresponding author)

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    There is still limited insight into the creative potential of these materials that are fundamental to the exploitation of ‘smart’ material properties, the development of new ‘responsive’ surfaces and digital tools that facilitate designing with colour-change and light-emitting properties specific to textiles. The submission to the Fiber arts category presented new material concepts as Digital Lace: a novel, multifaceted textile, which was presented as a responsive table runner for a digitally manufactured console table. Digital Lace explicitly pooled together the digital-craft skills base and disparate expertise of printed textile practitioner and thermochromic specialist, Robertson and constructed textile practitioner and light-emitting optical fibre specialist, Taylor. Within the context of ‘smart’, material development and experimentation, Digital lace exploits and amalgamates the responsive technologies of dye and fibre with digital-control.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationISWC '14 Adjunct
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2014 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers: Adjunct Program
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)9781450330480
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing - Motif Seattle Hotel, Seattle, United States
    Duration: 13 Sept 201417 Sept 2014


    Conference2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
    Abbreviated titleUbiComp 2014
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Internet address


    • 'Smart' material
    • Multifaceted textile
    • Material development
    • Light-emitting optical fibre


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