Alpenperser 2000

In the year 2000, when we all wear the highest tech clothing that cools us when we’re hot, heats us when we’re cold and makes us smell nice always. In…

A Wearable Studio Practice

Electronic Textile Engineering At Hand: A collection of wearable and portable accessories that allow the electronic textile engineer to travel, build hardware on-site, incorporate local craft techniques and resources, experience…

Hacking The Wild

Making as a means of exploring. Taking digital technology into the wild. To be inspired, to build, to be there. We set off on this expedition equipped with electronics and…

Tools We Want

Motivated by a joint practice in electronic textiles and the desire to try and imagine, design and build functional tools for ourselves.

Hood Circuit

Working with Sara Diaz and Katharina Bredies to create a hood that has knit speakers integrated in the ear areas of the hood, a Bluetooth module for wireless audio and…

The Gloves Project

A pair of gloves for musician Imogen Heap.


Used to adorn the edges of traditional headscarves, Turkish needle point lace (İğne Oyası) has a history of symbolism. The various motifs carry meanings which are used for non-verbal communication….

Stulpe Circuit

Working with Katharina Bredies to create an improved circuit to go with the CTS Therapy Gauntlet. The documentation in this post is organized from top to bottom, with the beginning…

Lightest Touch Interface

This work is a collaboration with Michael Huehmer. The aim is to build a series of sensors that react to very light touch and allow the user to have control…

I like to ride my bicycle…

Realized during a Trafo Pop workshop, this jacket’s circle of RGB LEDs can be individually addressed to create all kinds of circular animations. Plus the range of sensors that can…


(formerly “Traces with Origin”) A parallel universe that separated from ours roughly 200 years ago, around 1800 when electricity was being discovered and the first electronic devices were being invented….

Knit Interactions

As part of an EIT Grant awarded to the Design Research Lab, I am exploring various knit electronics and patterns for interaction.


Rather than shun the kitsch of blinking LED lights, DressCode celebrates LEDs by incorporating them in fancy festival attire. DressCode encourages everybody to partake in the illuminated future by making…

E-Textile Swatch Exchange

The E-Textile Summercamp‘s Swatchbook Exchange is a platform for sharing physical work samples in the field of electronic textiles. The exchange wishes to emphasize the importance of physicality and quality…

Wish Lab

Factory for Handmade Technologies. When mass-production fails us, Wish Lab offers an alternative by specializing in the production of custom electronics that are handmade by a skilled team of artists,…

DIY Arduino Data Gloves

Part of The Gloves Project, these DIY gloves are for you to make yourself. They are made up of 8 bend sensors for finger gesture tracking and recognition, an…

Involving the Machines

Involving the Machines is a research project exploring semi-automated collaborations between man and machine towards the production of woven conductive fabrics. It resulted in a collection of conductive fabrics which,…

Textile Sensor Demos II

2012 This new collection of textile sensor demos includes the Fabric Pushbutton, the Beaded Tilt Sensor, the Knit Stretch Sensor, the Felted Pompom Pressure Sensor, the Neoprene Bend Sensor and…

Electricity Has Expensive Taste

2012 Electricity loves precious metals, gold necklaces, silver earrings and diamond rings.

The Crying Dress

2012 The first in a series of Exquisite Electronics commissions.

Component Stories

2012 The first in (hopefully) a series of dioramas depicting electronic components, their personalities, stories and relationships.

Lunch on the Farm

2012 Interactive lunch menu embroidered on dishcloth for chef Dave Sturgis’ Lunch on the Farm.

Liberated Circuits

2012 work in progress… Why do we only ever open up our black-boxed electronics when they stop working? So long as things function as they should, we never view electronic…

Rua’s Awakening

2012 A set of props developed for the theater production Rua|Wülf by SAÏAH, includes a pulsating LED cape worn by Rua (Little Red Riding Hood), a bed of pulsating LED…

We Have You Surrounded

2012 Flux Festival Proposal (not accepted) Everyday we move through the world blind to the beauty and magic of the mundane. We spend time interacting with objects, spaces, and people…

Component Paintings

2011-2012 Drawings of electronic components in various scenes and scenarios.

Penguin Interface

2011 Commissioned by, this soft toy penguin has fabric pressure, bend and stroke sensors integrated into its design. It also contains LED lights, speakers and vibration motors that allow…

rSkin – Open Source Robot Skin

2011 Commissioned by Ian Danforth, this textile skin is designed to stretch over a robotic limb in order to detect intensity of pressure as well as location of contact across…

Tools for E-Textile Techniques

2011 A set of tools designed to support a variety of E-Textile techniques such as sewing, knitting and crocheting with conductive threads and yarns. As ambassadors of process, and storytellers…

It works!

2011 It works! is a performative piece that demonstrates the past, present and future craft practice of creating Electronics Textiles. The work is the result of group discussions about the…

A Kit-of-No-Parts

2010-2011 Recipes for materially diverse, functionally transparent and expressive electronics. The Kit-of-No-Parts proposes a new style of building electronics, an approach to working with a diverse palette of materials to…

Textile Sensor Demos

2011 This collection of textile sensor demos includes the Tufted Stroke Sensor, the Beaded Tilt Sensor, the Knit Stretch Sensor, the Felted PomPom Pressure Sensor, the Neoprene Bend Sensor and…

The Conversation

2011 The Conversation is a poster that performs. The poster is coated in a layer of theromochromic ink, dulling it’s originally distinct colours. On the back of the poster a…

Skimboard Interface

2011 The Skimboard Interface is a custom interface built for the game Surf RMB City by artist Cao Fei. The interface was commissioned by the Museum of the Moving Image…

Box of Chocolates

2010 Made as a thank you gift for attending the MIT Media Lab’s 25th anniversary celebration, this box of electronic chocolates contains a selection of unusual materials for making circuits….

Tilt Sensing Quilt

2009-2010 This quilt is made up of an array of 41 textile tilt sensors. Each sensor demonstrates a unique construction variation, showcasing different materials and techniques that can be used…

Motion-Capture Costumes for Stuffed Animals

2010 Textile sensor and camera vision motion-capture technology for stuffed animals.

Transparent Technology

2010 If you’ve ever opened up an electronic device then you’ll know all about the secret life of cows. Transparent technology is about re-designing technology to better expose this universe…

Eight Steps

2010 Eight Steps depicts the making-of a wearable instrument. Based on a series of workshops that focus on unveiling the black box of technology in order to demonstrate how everyday…

Push Button

2010 “You press the button, we do the rest” This slogan, used to sell Kodak cameras is defining of the anticipation that, if we press a button, something will happen.


14-24 January 2010 Realized as part of the ten day SCU+MIT workshop in Taipei, Taiwan. A collaboration between Shih Chien University and MIT Architecture and Media Lab departments

How To Make (almost) Anything

2009 Series of projects realized in Neil Gershenfeld’s How To Make (almost) Anything course.

Cloning Sheep

2010 How to clone a willing sheep. First of all you need a volunteer sheep with good intentions, who will not mind to be cloned and reproduced multiple times. In…

Tilt, Time and Stretch Sensing Bracelets

2009 A series of three bracelets that sense various interactions and give feedback.

Limpet Pushbuttons

2009 These Limpet Pushbuttons combine seashells and electronics, by dissecting existing electronic gadgets, extracting their functionality and squeezing it into a seashell.

Perfect Human

2008-2010 This performance intends to create a sixth obstruction of Joergen Leth’s short film The Perfect Human by introducing aspects of the Language Game.

Language Game

2008 The performer, wearing the custom designed soft sensor suit, puppeteers Lemur’s musical robots. As the performer begins to experiment with the system’s potential, her dance becomes both action and…


2008 A pair of slippers for drawing, playing games and exploring alternative input.

Cows in the field

2006 Using electric shock for interaction.

Something to Stare At

2006 An floral pattern abstracted from prominent landmarks around the city of Linz, painted on the ceiling of a hotel room.

Kein Gedankenloser Transport

2006 A set of three interactive visualizations, created to arouse an interest in the concept of transportation, leading to a more thoughtful sense for mobility.

Through my jumper

2005 When thinking about putting on my jumper this scene appears in my head, repeating itself endlessly. This animation was first realized as a flick-book for the Daumenkino Festival 2005…


2007 The Puppeteer motion-capture costume allows the performer to puppeteer a virtual representation of herself as part of a real time puppet play.

Massage me

2006 A wearable interface that channels a video game player’s excess kinetic energy into a back massage for an innocent bystander.

Clothing that arranges the body

2006 We carry our gadgets with us and become systems of sorts. Our bodies become storage boxes, showcases, and extensions of digital data we accumulate.


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Motorized Pattern

2006 This wallpaper pattern was created by disassembling, abstracting and alienating the individual parts of a motorcycle.


2005 Tangible navigation using camera-vision and real food products.


2004 Sculpture inspired by how a block of clay would be affected, should a steel ball shoot right though it.

Cornering Light

2007 A handwritten projection. An acrylic prototype (height 115cm) of what should be a pyramid made of a single sheet clear float glass which has partly been layered with opaque…

My Weimar Room

2007 A small scale model, using a wide-angle camera lens to capture the four walls and floor of my bedroom in Weimar. The model is buried underground with only a…

Praegnante Form

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Mensch und Computer

2005 Highlighting the Mensch und Computer Konferenz 2005 theme of Art and Science – Interactive Encounters, the following six poster designs visually merge and entangle electronic and human symbols of…