Projects

This page gives an overview of the projects I have been working on at V2_Lab or in collaboration with independent artists and designers. V2_ is an interdisciplinary center for art and media technology in Rotterdam (NL). At V2_Lab, artists and developers work together to produce art projects that make use of new technologies. As project manager I was supervising these interdisciplinary teams, often becoming a personal coach for the artist. Besides managing the creative process from concept to working prototype, I assisted hands-on in the production of the prototypes and organized events to present the resulting works.

Drapery FM

Drapery FM consists of a knitted piece of fabric that can electronically communicate the story of how it has been made to and through the surrounding radio receivers. The piece of fabric is essentially a micro FM transmitter that is, for the most part, made from copper wire and wool.

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Ebru Kurbak, Irene Posch
autumn 2012
coaching

    Dandy Rotterdam

    Dandy Rotterdam is a documentary series about contemporary dandyism. The documentary portrays three inspiring young dandies, reflecting on the city of Rotterdam. I assisted with the production.

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    Ans Kanen, Marieke Wijnen, Jan de Bruin
    winter 2012-2013
    head of production

      Knitted Speakers

      As part of the CRISP 'Smart Textile Services' research, we have created a pair of knitted audio speakers. The electromagnetic coil is knitted from copper wire on a punch card knitting machine. Combined with a magnet and a flexible membrane, sound is produced.

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      Karla Spiluttini, Piem Wirtz
      autumn 2012
      initiative, project management, coaching, prototyping

        Bioscope

        Inspired by the early Fisher Price movie projector, the Bioscope allows for playback of digital content. The electronics inside replace the original film cassette. Users can upload and view their home movies frame-by-frame by turning the wheel, having the same intimate experience as the original viewer. Created during V2_'s SummerSessions 2012.

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        Simon de Bakker, Jon Stam
        summer 2012
        coaching

          Protei

          Protei is a fleet of sailing drones, developed primarily to collect oil spills from the sea. Protei tows long oil sorbent booms and sails semi-autonomously upwind, intercepting oil sheens going downwind. The design is open source: Protei can be reproduced and modified by anyone for free. V2_ produced the first full scale working prototype.

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          Cesar Harada, Open_Sailing
          spring-summer 2011
          coaching team of engineers, project management, prototyping, communication, logistics, production, presentation

            Intimacy

            Intimacy is a series of dresses that become transparent when someone approaches them. The distance towards the garments determines their level of transparency, involving wearer and audience in a sensual play of disclosure. V2_ co-developed the hardware and software for the smart foil and coached the fashion designers in the design process.

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            Daan Roosegaarde, Anouk Wipprecht, Maartje Dijkstra
            2009-2010
            coaching fashion designer, project management, prototyping, communication

              The Birds

              The Birds is an installation inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 horror film "The Birds". It was developed for the Re:visie program within the Dutch Film Festival. The laser cut perspex dress resembles a cage for the projected birds. I assisted in the development of the installation.

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              Anouk Wipprecht
              summer 2010
              coaching, prototyping

                Heart Beats

                Heart Beats is a wristwatch where time changes according to the wearer's heart beats. The faster your heart rate, the faster the watch will tick. Two clocks display the difference between 'regular' and 'personal' time, creating awareness about the intensity of your lifestyle. As part of V2_'s Summer Sessions, we developed the hardware of the watch.

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                Julie Legault
                summer 2011
                coaching, project management

                  TK 730

                  The TK 730, the knitting typewriter, is a machine that converts a piece of information, in this case words, into a knitted code that can be worn. It decodes the typed word and re-encodes it into the pattern of a knitwork.

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                  Meg Grant, Anja Hertenberger, Ricardo O'Nascimento, Leonie Urff
                  summer 2011
                  project management

                    i3DG Palm Top Theater

                    Palm Top Theater is a playful analog extension for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad that converts a 2D display into a layered 3D view. Together with the Japanese company Directions Inc, V2_ will bring the i3DG and the accompanying apps in production.

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                    V2_, Tom Nagae, Directions
                    spring 2011
                    advisor product development

                      Evolving Spark Network

                      Evolving Spark Network is a light and sound installation, in which sparks fly back and forth 15 feet above the audience’s heads, flashing and crackling. The installation symbolizes the human nervous system. Like the neurons in our bodies, the sparks form a complex network of connections, and the installation responds to external stimuli just as a nervous system does.

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                      Edwin van der Heide
                      winter 2011
                      project management

                        BEP costume Super Bowl XLV

                        Millions all over the world witnessed the spectacular show of the Black Eyed Peas during the halftime entertainment of the Super Bowl 2011. The costume Fergie was wearing is designed by Anouk Wipprecht and 'Stylist of the Stars' B. Akerlund.

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                        Anouk Wipprecht
                        winter 2011
                        coaching

                          Pseudomorphs

                          Pseudomorphs is a system that lets dresses paint themselves. A Pseudomorph dress consists of two parts. A fashionable virginal white dress made of thick felt and an electronic neck piece controlling tubes filled with ink. The ink trickles down the dress finding it's way by pure chance, and so in the process creating a unique piece every time.

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                          Anouk Wipprecht
                          summer 2010
                          coaching fashion designer, project management, prototyping

                            Love Hate Punch

                            Love Hate Punch is an interactive work of art in the form of a punching bag audience members can take a whack at. When at rest, the bag emits red light. When you hit it, light effects appear at the place of impact, flashes that goad the boxer on. If you try hard enough, you can continually change the color of the bag.

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                            Stefan Gross, Stella Boess
                            2009-2010
                            project management

                              Media Vintage

                              Media Vintage is a series of interactive electronic textiles that contain memories. Alpha is a suitcase in which you can weave temporary secret messages in Morse code. Bravo is a tapestry that sings a song from long ago when your fingers read the embroidered Braille. Charlie is a trench-coat that reads fabric punchcards and tells you stories from an old man's life.

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                              Melissa Coleman
                              summer 2009
                              coaching, project management, prototyping

                                Don’t Code Just Stitch

                                A growing interest in wearable technology in fashion design and art means more and more artists are confronted with a lack of technological expertise. V2_Lab developed a series of pre-programmed modular patches that will provide artists with easy-to-use wearable technology. The Don’t Code Just Stitch series offers a range of complex technical features to those who would rather stitch then code.

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                                Piem Wirtz, Simon de Bakker
                                spring 2009
                                initiative, concept, prototyping

                                  Tweet Bubble Series

                                  The Tweet Bubble Series is a series of four wearable artworks: Pocket Tweets, Loud Tweets, Paper Tweets and Classic Tweets. All four works are based on the idea that the wearer, who is also a Twitter user, shows his latest Tweet on his clothing in the form of a wearable speech bubble.

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                                  Aram Bartholl
                                  spring 2009
                                  project management, prototyping

                                    Sharewear

                                    Sharewear comprises of a pair of reconfigurable, electronic dresses that physically slot together to activate atmospheric pools of light. They are worn as part of a performance, inviting both wearer and audience to get close, lean on one another, morph space, manipulate light and cast long shadows.

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                                    Di Mainstone
                                    spring 2008
                                    prototyping, hands-on assistance