Intra-Acting Body and Textile Expressions Becoming with Digital Movement Translation: Exploring relational expressions of the body and textiles using a human-robot-textile installation

Jan Tepe, Emanuel Gollob, Julio Andres Escudero, Amir Bastani

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2023 - Extended Abstracts of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherACM
Pages1-11
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781450394222
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 19 Apr 2023
EventCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 23 Apr 202328 Apr 2023
https://chi2023.acm.org/

Conference

ConferenceCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleCHI '23
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityHamburg
Period23/04/2328/04/23
Internet address

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Keywords

  • Hybrid bodies
  • Movement as material
  • Responsive textile systems
  • Textile-robot interaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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