Pneuduino meets fashion design! We teamed up with the amazing Behnaz Farahi and ran this one week long workshop in China.
The workshop combines the design of the garment with the pneumatic system, and creates a body art device that automatically senses the human behavior through electronic interaction, and explores how the material acts as an interface between the human body and the surrounding environment, so that the body functions can be augmented, enhanced and expanded. Among them, this workshop mainly uses the method of controlling inflatable fabric to realize the dynamic change of the garment mechanism. Its pneumatic system is primarily controlled by the Pneuduino platform, a modular hardware platform for controlling air flow and pressure. The natural patterns were designed by procedural design software (Grasshopper), so that the air pockets of the pneumatic wearable device and its form transformations are controlled, and the human body structure can be reflected and reconfigured according to the movement of the wearer’s body.
Tutors：Jifei OU 欧冀飞, Behnaz Farahi
Teaching Assistant：Yuqiong LIN 林钰琼
Students：Stephanie Alvarez，Patricia Aguilar，Helen Galanis，Nathalie Restrepo，Jungwon Yoon，Heidi Jalkh，Marcela Godoy，Wenzhen YI 易文真，Beibei ZANG 臧贝贝，Sirou PENG 彭思柔，Shaoting ZENG 曾绍庭，Pengfei KANG 康鹏飞，Echo CHAN 陳長忻，Yumeng LI 李雨萌，Shixian XIE 谢适弦，Minyue GE 葛民悦，Zhiyi RONG 容志毅，Yujie WANG 王宇杰，Tianjun WANG 王天君
More information please check out a nice write up by our TA! (Available in Chinese and English)