1st Tangible Exchange was a rip-roaring success!
Above, Alice Tseng-Planas's textile capacitive sensors and breadboarded Qprox chip with LED indicators
Many thanks to the organizer/presenters Alice Tseng-Planas and Syuzi Pakhchyan, Mark Allen for availing Machine Project, presenters JooYoun Payek and Gilad Lotan, and the assembly! I'd guess we had about 30 people at this first meet-up. Some were in town for SIGGRAPH 2008, some had met or come through advanced degree technology programs like Tisch ITP and Parsons CD&T, some were crafty, and some were just intrigued by the concept of the event. We began a contact list, shared information, and were proud to bolster LA's burgeoning tech-arts social scene with a wearable and materials technology special interest group.
More event images below:
Alice's touch-pad quilt interior
Trying out Gilad's imPulse device, a wireless telepresence device for sensing and visual/haptic display of two participant's pulses
Syuzi presents some materials like conductive thread and textiles, laser cut and sewn circuit traces and sensors, and other projects presented in her new O'Reilly/CRAFT book, Fashioning Technology.
JooYoun gives a sneak-peak at her SIGGRAPH 2008 presentation