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Accessorizing with networks : the possibilities of building with computational textiles

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dc.contributor.advisor V. Michael Bove, Jr. en_US
dc.contributor.author Nanda, Gauri en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. Program In Media Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-08-25T18:54:18Z
dc.date.available 2006-08-25T18:54:18Z
dc.date.copyright 2005 en_US
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/33890
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, Program in Media Arts and Sciences, 2005. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 74-75). en_US
dc.description.abstract What is a conversation like between a handbag and a scarf? How can you mediate their conversation and when is your skirt allowed in on the discussion? As a woman is about to leave her house, her handbag may solicit the weather forecast from the humidity sensor on its fellow smart curtain. It might deliver the news of an impending downpour by saying 'I think it might rain. Go get your umbrella." And after deliberating with her coat pocket, the handbag may use ambient light to caution the user if she's forgotten her cell phone. This work presents a prototype network embedded in fabric that allows, for example, sensors in a scarf to communicate with a handbag and vice versa. Novel materials and technology are integrated into a set of fabric blocks that can be configured into familiar garments and accessories that borrow and share sensory data. The system is designed to afford anyone the ability to build, rip apart and reconfigure intelligent objects. Because the user is able to 'accessorize' as desired, digital behaviors can always be changed to meet individual evolving needs. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Gauri Nanda. en_US
dc.format.extent 77 leaves en_US
dc.format.extent 3752237 bytes
dc.format.extent 3755429 bytes
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dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subject Architecture. Program In Media Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.title Accessorizing with networks : the possibilities of building with computational textiles en_US
dc.title.alternative Possibilities of building with computational textiles en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. Program In Media Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 66466944 en_US


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