Shown in Milan Design Week 2018 #ventura
My first simulation was a piece of fiber glass attached to two different lasers: one red and one green. The lasers were programmable, which allowed me to make the lasers pulse and fade blended colors together. The colors produced were green, yellow, orange and red. The fiber glass was simulated to look like a piece of cotton thread that could change colors in an instant. This was displayed in an aluminum box that required two alligator clips that held the fiber glass in place. The lasers were hidden to the public eye and were kept under the box.
Degree Show ual: Central Saint Martins
For part of the display I created a 2-meter box and frame made out of aluminum. In between the aluminum frame were two piece of 4mm clear acrylic sheets which held a black t-shirt. The t-shirt was dyed black in order to represent the graphene ink dyed textile. Placed on the t-shirt was a small nano chip showing how the garment would communicate to a smart device. In front of the box was a mini ipad which displayed a video of the limitless possibilities each consumer would have when it came to color, pattern and design choices. I created all of the print that is seen on the video. I chose classical prints like plaid, flowers, polka dots, stripes and graphic smileys because this is what is currently reappearing in stores each season. I also chose to display different colors and have them fade in and out of each other because this is how I imagine the t-shirt operating in real time.
For the degree show I also displayed the real samples that I made in Manchester. These samples are of the various fibers I dyed in the graphene ink I made.
Alongside the graphene fibers are artificial opals that I recreated using various powdered pigments in order to get the look and authenticity just right.
As part of my display I felt the importance to show where my raw material was coming from and how it defined "Digitized Material". I also felt the importance to show how the garments of the future using my material matrix would work. Therefore, I made a removable flexible power grid with a nano sim card in order to demonstrate how each of the garments would be able to read the consumers smart device in order to change from different colors, patterns and designs via command from the user.