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The CHROMOSONIC project is created by Judit Eszter Karpati, a Budapest based textile designer.
My main interest in textile design is the dynamically changing surfaces, structures, integrating interactive technologies into textiles. In my works I’m looking for new ways of interaction between human and textile.
(From the Vimeo video description:)
CHROMOSONIC project is an electronic textile that changes color, using the Arduino open-source platform. The dynamic changes in the textile color derive from processed sound files. Silkscreen was used to cover the textile in a dye that changes with temperature. Sound makes the wires woven into the fabric heat up, changing the pattern.
The project investigates the relationship between digital world and textile arts, the everchanging boundaries between the digital and physical world. How the world of digital media becomes tangible through the textile medium. My intention was the broadening of the field of textile craft and design, bringing together different mediums and looking for new possibilities in textile design. The project mixing different areas: textile design, electronics, IT.
This is exciting work and an interesting fusion of textile and technology. The ability of the textile to be able to react to heat and sound results in a hybridization of form and function. It’s an exciting time for the exploration of new textile frontiers. To fully appreciate her work, watch this video for a demonstration of CHROMOSONIC.