Wednesday, August 20, 2008

cool stuff happening at Siggraph 08

cool textiles and fashion:

SKORPIONS by XS Labs are a collection of kinetic electronic garments that use the shape-memory alloy Nitinol to move and change on the body in slow, organic motions.
XS Labs is a Montreal-based design research studio with a focus on innovation in the fields of electronic textiles, reactive garments, and wearable computing. they look at both the technical and the cultural history of how textiles have been made for generations (weaving, stitching, embroidery, knitting, beading, quilting) but use materials with different electro-mechanical properties, which enables them to construct more complex textiles with electronic properties.

heres a Vfx reel:


and heres a crazy screen that physically deforms based on the 3d images on it

Live action real time motion capture augmented with fireballs enveloping hands of dancing model

siggraph site

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