Blurring Boundaries (2017)

Guest for one month at Amit’s Hybrid Craft Lab in Jerusalem, Israel.

Related Work

3D Sewing

Blurring boundaries by binding things together…
>> http://www.plusea.at/?p=5844
Instructable >> http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Sewing-Rings-With-Strings/
Flickr sets:
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/plusea/sets/72157664675662002
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/plusea/sets/72157664675662002

Make Tools, Not Parts

ohmHooks, Tools for E-Textile Techniques…
>> http://www.plusea.at/?category_name=make-tools-not-parts

A Wearable Studio Practice

>> http://wsp.plusea.at/
[insert WSP collage]

Tools We Want

>> http://toolswewant.at
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During the same time:

While working on hybrid jewels in the Hybrid Lab, the following also happened:

Blurred Boundaries >> http://www.plusea.at/?p=6195
Hybrid Jewels workshop >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=6539
Stirring Queen mask for Purim >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=6532

Beaded LED Matrix >>
Beaded USB Cable >>
ATtiny Programming Cable Extension >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=6556


Capturing Process

The Tools I Want

“The concept of making holes or opening sin metal had its origin in prehistoric times when boring tools of bone or stone were used to make holes in softer materials.” (Oppi Untracht, Jewelry Concepts and and Technology, p88)

Wire jewelry work of Ann Lee Hu
>> http://www.facerejewelryart.com/artist.php?id=15

Leah’s beaded LED bracelet

>> http://www.susannabauer.com/
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53eb7e75e4b0a11bcc068fdf/53f4ff45e4b09b353f8172b7/5548b339e4b0680763ee5a36/1430827883204/Moon+ll+%28framed%29low+res.jpg?format=1000w
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53eb7e75e4b0a11bcc068fdf/53ed263ae4b0b7e18f4b9c21/56bc7a4d1d07c01d7d312e9c/1455193350927/Aligning+%28side+view%29%28photo_art-photographers.co.uk%29.jpg?format=2500w
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53eb7e75e4b0a11bcc068fdf/53edd327e4b0a8db2092cfa9/557b5b13e4b0eee4814be8ba/1434147708178/Trythall.jpg?format=1500w

>> https://www.instructables.com/id/Non-Functional-Circuit-Broach/
https://cdn.instructables.com/FTT/3YM1/FNI3VURU/FTT3YM1FNI3VURU.MEDIUM.jpg

AN IDEA: ATtiny Programming Jewelry Collection

Arduino Jewel

Aesthetics…
using cnc machine to work with specific materials, around material properties, not uniform “raw” materials….
Perforated circuitboard – milling away copper traces and around and in between holes…

ATtiny boards >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=4445
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7324/9406746963_1bdbce1dc9.jpg
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3823/9499578459_9c413ae039_m.jpg
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3819/9499580553_31ac77462e_m.jpg

ATtiny programming shield >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=3996
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8371/8492195179_e657627a55.jpg

Dave’s ATtiny programming adaptor
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/mellis/albums/72157625027498777

Tiny AVR programmer >> https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11801
https://cdn.sparkfun.com//assets/parts/8/1/1/1/11801-01.jpg

ATtiny segment display >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=3800

AN IDEA: Death of Nature?


AN IDEA: Arduino as Jewel?

Arduino + Tool, Tool + Jewelry

Sketches:


Mandalas


Jewelry Concepts and Technology by Oppi Untracht (1982)

>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oppi_Untracht

Design elements/concepts:
– contrast
– relative scale
– balance
– visual climax

Jewelry concerned with composition, form or pure design
Jewelry with dominating surface ornamentation
Jewelry associated with nature
Jewelry commenting on contemporary life
Jewelry using industrial techniques
Jewelry using new / non-traditional materials

THE MESSAGES OF JEWELRY
Why We Wear Ornaments

Origins:
Satisfying psychic and physical needs
Natural substances: products of hunt used first a body decoration/status symbol before use as material for tools
The bead: transforming natural materials

USES AND VALUES PLACED ON JEWELRY
The Amulet: protection against the unknown
The symbol: communication with the conscious and the subconscious

THE JEWEL AND THE JEWELER
The Jewel Mandala – mapping the jewel-motivation cosmos
remembrance
function (holding clothing together)
artistic/aesthetic
contemporary vs. traditional concepts
magical powers
self-image/public image

Circuits as material, in material

Wire-wrapping technique
>> http://www.nutsvolts.com/magazine/article/wire_wrap_is_alive_and_well

3D sewing, layering, combining materials from different disciplines
Barebones circuitry
Cardwoven USB cable
Irene’s beaded USB cable
Daniela Rosner’s knitting

3D print and circuitry Thingiverse
>> http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:21975

Lynn’s protoboard embroidery


Display…

Maurin’s fiber optics

>> http://maurin.donneaud.free.fr/
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/maurin/albums/72057594109320583
Luce - Lucette & Lulu

Ebru and Irene’s flip dots

>> http://www.stitchingworlds.net/

Flip dot jacket

>> http://www.instructables.com/id/Flip-Dot-an-interactive-kinetic-wearable/

Tool functions

Measuring

Manipulating

– subtractive
– additive
– deformative

Storing

Woven memory


Becoming with the Machine…

Dots to Lines

>> http://www.dotstolines.com/

Dimitri’s tattooed score

Finger Knitting

Fingernail Strippers

Fingertip Measurements

Being the Machine: Reconfiguring Agency and Control in Hybrid Fabrication by Laura Devendorf and Kimiko Ryokai

>> https://bid.berkeley.edu/files/papers/15_CHI_BeingTheMachine.pdf
>> http://artfordorks.com/2014/06/being-the-machine/

Organs without Bodies – Gilles Deleuze “Becoming-machine” by Slavoj Zizek

>> http://www.lacan.com/zizsalsation.html
“The machinic prothesis will be less an external apparatus with whom we interact, and more part of our direct self-experience as a living organism – thus decentering us from within.”
“…Dennett’s insistence on how tools – externalized intelligence on which humans rely – are an inherent part of human identity (it is meaningless to imagine a human being as a biological entity WITHOUT the complex network of his/her tools…”


Wearable Tools

“Jewelry” Tools

3D printed breadboard pendant by Felix Klee:
>> https://vine.co/v/iQiPnZwh9KB

Chantlaine
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chatelaine

Wearable Tools

Leather Tailors Gauntlet
>> http://makezine.com/2014/09/19/leather-tailors-gauntlet/

Steampunk tool gauntlets and wearables

Rachel’s breadboard wristband
>> http://www.rachelfreire.com/news/2015/8/3/e-textile-summer-camp

Breadboard bracelet / pincushion breadboard

Tech gauntlet –> cyborg…


Tooling…

Irene’s Tooling >> http://www.ireneposch.net/tooling/

Pressure Probe

>> http://toolswewant.at/tools/software-tools/pressure-probe/

FreeD

>> http://amitz.co/freed.html

metamoCrochet

>> http://ken-nakagaki.com/works/metamocrochet/

Comp*pass

>> http://ken-nakagaki.com/works/comppass/


Reading…

Das Glasperlenspiel by Herman Hesse


Drawing…

Illustrating concepts and ideas

Mark Ngui’s Thousand Plateau illustrations >> http://www.bumblenut.com/drawing/art/plateaus/
Taeyoon’s handmade computer >> http://taeyoonchoi.com/projects/handmade-computer/