Dance is one of the most beautiful visual languages I know. I was inspired by a contemporary dance performance to John Cages music.
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I will be experimenting more with the material but I want there to be a stiffness for the sensors to be efficiently flexible. I am thinking I will first try using plastic, maybe strips of, with the flex sensors places strategically in areas of the body that the dancer may bend and curve.
The output of the individual sensors will trigger a particular sound/chime/beat that will continue to play for a brief amount of time then will mute until triggered again. The different pieces of sounds will create a composition of music that is especially unique to the wearer. I want there to be minimum exposure of the technical aspects of the dress. I have am also not sold on the design of the dress. With future prototype I will experiment with different patterns and materials.
I am really excited about this project because it came naturally to me.