Life Dress

Life-DressLife Dress is a highly interesting wearable electronic design by Elizabeth Fuller, student at NYU’s ITP, and exploring wearable technology, web development and user interface.

The dress is formed out of soft silicon tiles containing each an LED. The tiles are electrically and physically connected, creating a dragon skin style dress.

Powered by an Arduino, the dress shifts it’s light pattern according to the rules of Conway’s ‘Game of Life’ which defines:  a lone cell cannot survive by itself but too many companions can overwhelm a cell and it will die. Each dragon skin square of the dress represents a cell that will light up or not based on the rules of life.

A beautiful concept that creates a ever changing, random light and color pattern on the dress – remarkable beautiful idea.

As each LED cell can be turned on or off individually, the dress can be programmed to display characters, emoticons or even serve as low-res display.

The complete process of making this dress can be found on Elizabeth’s project blog.

Even tough the use of silicon enclosures might limit the wearability of this dress, the concept idea opens, or should I say invites, to transform this concept to more textile like materials.

Embedding LEDs into textile patches and sew them together or create a separated cell structure on a sheet of fabric, using LED light diffusion material like thin foam to create a cell appearance or use the game of life animation on a dress which has spread LEDs all over – this concept will beautifully blend into our life by altering it’s appearance on a continuos basis like our life keeps on changing constantly.

The Life Dress is part of the NYU’s currently running ITP Winter Show.

[via: Gizmodo]

Related posts:
Sound Illuminating Dress
Soon people can call your little black M-Dress
Illuminated, organic dress

Posted in Category: Concept Design, Student work | 9 Comments »

If you enjoyed this post, please consider to leave a comment or subscribe to the feed and get future articles delivered to your feed reader.


[...] Talk to my shirt which seems to be getting a lot of activity. Empathic Design [...]

[...] Talk to my shirt [...]

[...] Talk to my shirt [...]

I’m really enjoying the design and layout of your website.
It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more enjoyable for me to come here and visit more
often. Did you hire out a developer to create your theme? Superb work!

I do trust all of the ideas you’ve introduced on your post.
They are very convincing and will certainly work. Nonetheless, the posts are
too quick for beginners. Could you please prolong them a bit from subsequent
time? Thanks for the post.

My spouse and I stumbled over here coming from a different page and thought I might as well check things out.
I like what I see so i am just following you.
Look forward to checking out your web page yet again.

Thank you for some other informative website. Where
else may I get that kind of information written in such an ideal method?
I have a challenge that I am simply now running on, and I have been at
the look out for such info.

Amazing things here. I’m very glad to look your post.
Thanks a lot and I am looking ahead to touch you. Will you please drop me a mail?

Hello it’s me, I am also visiting this website regularly, this site
is in fact pleasant and the viewers are truly sharing pleasant thoughts.

Leave a comment