Sensory Lines is an art-based study on the Crossmodal : Sound, textiles and spatial design. Our practice-led research focuses on creating an immersive enviornment, rethinking textile as audio emitting surface, aswell as an interactive display with haptic feedback. Encouraging tactile engagement, as well as modifying the structure itself in order to enhance the acoustic characteristics, thus creating an involving, multi-sensory experience, cross linking the senses in a creative, joyful manner.
Textile structure design focused on exploring the experience of the integration of senses through a sound emitting, responsive textile interface, embedded with a visual-haptic system, in order to engulf a unified perception of our surroundings and events. Recent growing interest in the design of multi-sensory systems, shape a research area that jumps across disciplines in order to study perceptual experience with an emphasis on its cross modal dimension.
Textile provides an excellent metaphor for the way our senses cross-link in order for perception to be woven into existence. We have created a flexible modular structure, embedded with hand-crafted/embroidered soft speakers, ideal as a membrane in order to create sound, with adaptable acoustic possibilities. Capable of changing color to be used as a display. Bendable and extensible, with stable weaved construction in a symbiosis of traditional textile techniques and immaterial digital media.
The growing number of theoretical and scientific approaches celebrating the cross modal character of perception has come as a response to the flat, virtual CG immersed present, trying to counter balance the rigid hierarchization of the senses. Textile innovations are undoubtedly the next technological frontier, as wearable technology and smart personalizable objects become ever more relevant and crucial in our everyday lives.
The intent for Sensory Lines is to be used as a material innovation for textile structure in contemporary interior structure design. A modular sound emitting textile display, with vibrotactile capabilities, focused on the examination of spatial elements through acoustics, with the ability to be built into any scale, opens numerous possibilities for the implementation and use of this application.