Body-centric design disciplines that utilize digitization processes such as fashion are tasked to engage with theoretical concepts commonly applied in digital-native design disciplines in order to use digital technologies as more than simple tools. Guided by intra-action theory, alternative ontological and hierarchical relations between the body and textiles were explored by digitally translating their movement. An installation was developed to find hybrid body-textile expressions using motion-capture sensors and robotic arms. The findings suggest that technological augmentations of the body and textiles can increasingly be diffracted in terms of their apparent physical-material boundaries through movement translation. Movement data functioned as a performative mediator, expanding movement-based expressions from one agent to another. Body-textile hybrids emerged from this process, and shaped each other in a mutual act of becoming, challenging ontological structures of the body and textiles commonly applied in fashion design.
|Title of host publication
|CHI 2023 - Extended Abstracts of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
|Number of pages
|E-pub ahead of print - 19 Apr 2023
|CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 23 Apr 2023 → 28 Apr 2023
|CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
|23/04/23 → 28/04/23
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- Hybrid bodies
- Movement as material
- Responsive textile systems
- Textile-robot interaction
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design