Eight Steps depicts the making-of a wearable instrument. Based on a series of workshops that focus on unveiling the black box of technology in order to demonstrate how everyday electronic objects can be opened up and modified to better suit our personal needs and desires. In the workshops we make use of cheap electronic sound toys, combining their circuitry with the library of Textile Sensors that we have developed, in order to allow participants to construct personalized e-textile interfaces.

Eight Steps will be on show at the Designing Machines Exhibition at the Design Museum Holon from October 14th 2010 – January 1st 2011

Mika Satomi
Hannah Perner-Wilson

Funded (in part) by a Director’s Grant from the Council for the Arts at MIT.