WELCOME TO THE THIRD WAVE OF WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY

NEW YORK: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU COMBINE SILICON ALLEY WITH NEW YORK'S STORIES FASHION INDUSTRY?

CARRIE MAE ROSE's PROJECT "BODYCROWNS," A COLLABORATION WITH  DR. DAN STEINGART OF PRINCETON [NOW COLUMBIA] UNIVERSITY, EXPLORES POETIC MODELS OF FUTURE GARMENTS BUILT FOR SPACE EMIGRATION. 

BASED ON CONCEPT BY THE SCIENTIST AND PHILOSOPHER RUDOLF STEINER, THE GARMENT IS DESIGNED TO ASSIST THE HUMAN TRANSITION FROM A TERRESTRIAL TO A SOLAR SPECIES THAT FUTURISTS HAVE PREDICTED WILL OCCUS BETWEEN 2028 AND 2045. 

ON A NEAR-FUTURE LEVEL, THE PROJECT ALSO RESPONDS TO THE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NASCENT SPACE TRANSPORTATION MARKET.

"MY BODYCROWNS ARE CONCEPTUALLY INSPIRED TO BE MODELS FOR SPACE EMIGRANTS IN THE NOT-TOO-DISTANT FUTURE," ROSE SAID, SPEAKING FORM HER STUDIO AT EYEBEAM IN CHELSEA, NEW YORK.

"I AM HOPING THESE MODELS CAN HELP SCIENTISTS AND FUTURE SPACE TRAVELERS TO SURVIVE AND THRIVE IN SPACE .. TO HELP THEM WITH THE PHYSIOLOGICAL CHANGES," SHE SAID.

IN SCIENCE-SPEAK, ROSE HAS CREATED LIGHT-ILLUMINATED STRUCTURES THAT GO AROUND THE BODY, USING THE BATTERY PAPER AND SPANDEX THAT WAS DEVELOPED WITH DR. STEINGART, AN EXPERT ON HIGHLY FLEXIBLE, PRINTED ALKALINE BATTERIES.

THE ARTIST AND SCIENTIST ARE ATTEMPTING TO TAKE STANDARD BATTERY MATERIALS AND EMBED THEM INTO VARIOUS FABRICS SO THEY CAN PROVIDE POWER WHILE BEING ABLE TO FLEX AND STRETCH, AS WELL AS FOLD. THIS MEANS THE GARMENT CAN VISUALLY DEMONSTRATE THE MOVEMENT OF SUBTLE ELECTRIC CIRCULATIONS AROUND THE PHYSICAL BODY AND HOW THEY INTERACT WITH THE WEARER'S PULSE, BREATH AND SPEECH. T

 

"WE'RE TRYING TO MAKE BATTERIES THAT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FULL AREA AVAILABLE FOR THE CLOTHING ITEM, WHILE STILL FEELING LIKE THE CLOTHING ITEM," STEINGART EXPLAINED. 

THE PRINCETON PROFESSOR (NOW COLUMBIA) SAID SHOULD THEY SUCCEED, THEY WOULD TARGET THE HAUTE COUTURE MARKET, MEDICAL BUSINESSES AND THE FITNESS INDUSTRY. 

WELCOME TO THE THIRD WAVE OF WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY [ FULL ARTICLE HERE ]

SHORT INTERVIEW WITH SOUNDWALL.CO ABOUT ART PRINT INSPIRATION AND TECHNIQUE

THE SUBLIME AND THE VULNERABLE | THE ART OF CARRIE MAE ROSE

~ INTERVIEW BY ZOE ROMANO FOR DIGICULT MAGAZINE

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