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Tensed Up

Issue: XIX.1 January + February 2012
Page: 6
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Clemens Winkler

The woven textile called Tensed Up is laced with conductive and synthetic yarns, capacitors, and diodes. This project shows the connections between new materials, digital media, and human perception. The material detects the electrical energy in the surroundings and responds by stiffening, producing an effect similar to hairs standing on end.


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Publication: Winkler, C. Unter Strom/tensed up. VDM Publishing, Saarbruecken, Germany, 2010.

Photo by Clemens Winkler

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Clemens Winkler
University of Kassel | [email protected]