The Ilinx Garment: Whole-body tactile experience in a multisensorial art installation

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Authors:

Valérie Lamontagne, Maurizio Martinucci, Chris Salter, Ian Hattwick, Ivan Franco, Marcello Giordano, Deborah Egloff, Marcelo M. Wanderley

Abstract:

Utilizing the tactile sensory channel as a key sensory modality in a full body, cross media artistic installation presents unique challenges. In this paper we describe our experiences with the design and utilization of garments containing embedded sensors and vibrotactile actuators. We follow the garments from their conception through their use in a artistic installation experienced by over 300 visitors. In particular, we focus on the relationship between touch, hearing, and sight – both in the technological implementation as well as the artistic conception.



Publication Type:

Conference Paper

Publication Date:

08/14/2015

Publisher:

21st International Symposium on Electronic Art

Location:

Vancouver, Canada

IDMIL Participants:

Ivan Franco and Marcelo M. Wanderley