Friday, October 12, 2007

Intimate Memory - XS Labs

This project focuses on the research and development of reactive garments that will display their history of use. XS Labs employ a variety of input and output methodologies to sense and display traces of physical memory on clothing. These garments record acts of intimacy and indicate time elapsed since the intimacy events have occured.

An Intimate Memory shirt with a very sensitive microphone in the collar and a series of light points in a flower pattern incorporated into the front of the shirt. When a friend or partner whispers something into your ear, the microphone will record this event and the lights will light up, showing that an intimate event has occurred. The number of lights indicates the intensity of the intimacy event. Over time, the lights turn off, one by one, to show how long it has been since the intimate event took place.

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