Project from Google ATAP looks into ways to turn textiles into interactive interfaces:
Project Jacquard is a new system for weaving technology into fabric,
transforming everyday objects, like clothes, into interactive surfaces.
Project Jacquard will allow designers and developers to build connected,
touch-sensitive textiles into their own products. This is just the
beginning, and we’re very excited to see what people will do with it.
Let’s Movie Nerd-Out About Fabric in “Bright Star”
I don’t think I’ll break any shocking news to you when I say that there’s a whole lot of fabric in this movie. It’s all over the characters, as you might predict (or not, if you’re a Michael Bay fan or something); the interiors, too, feature blankets, sheets, curtains, drapes, tablecloths and the like very heavily. From the mise en scène to the film’s major themes to the plot itself, fabric is a crucial object in Bright Star, so we absolutely must don our flamboyant 19th century hats and give this a good old-fashioned nerding out. Spoilers galore under the cut.
OBJECTS. 01. swords 02. small wooden sculptures 03. empty bottles 04. make up 05. black leather jacket
BODY LANGUAGE. 01. crossing his arms over his chest, while standing straight, chest puffed 02. frowning and/or pouting 03. leaning on one leg, left leg forward, always ready to leap 04. hands slipped in either front or back jeans pocket 05. jaw clenched, chin up, lips pressed in a thin line
AESTHETICS. 01. blood 02. neon lights of a bar 03. bruises & cuts 04. swords 05. leather