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Magic Lining: an exploration of e-textiles altering people's self-perception

May 28, 2018


Magic Lining is a collaborative project between an artist (Kristi Kuusk) and scientists from the areas of human-computer interaction, psychology and neuroscience (MAGICSHOES). The team works on a prototype  that focuses on the possibilities for altering the perception people have of their own body through the garment’s inside. The project focuses on e-textiles to integrate sensory feedback close to the body. The work builds on the insights from scientific project MAGICSHOES and proposes a garment that allows the user to feel as if their body would be made of a different material. In this intersection of neuroscience research on mental body-representation, human-computer interaction and real-life smart textile applications. The project asks questions about the meaning of clothing.


Here is a video of our work in progress!



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VERTIGO is funded under the H2020 European STARTS initiative, innovation at the nexus of Science, Technology, and the ARTS. STARTS promotes the arts as catalysts for efficient conversion of science and technology knowledge into products, services, and processes.