Voronoi Pendant, Jellyfish skirt, Monitor Dress, Symbiosis Dress and now the Parallax dress, Berlin-based creative technologist, Lina Wassong, has been keeping us on our toes for a while now. Known for exploring the aesthetic aspects of technology, Wassong’s innovative ways seamlessly connect and communicate. Her design techniques are a fusion of traditional craftsmanship and digital fabrication techniques such as 3D printing and laser cutting.
Self-learning Systems and the Integration of Autonomous Machines
According to the engineer, designer and author, the concept behind the Parallax Dress is based on how self-learning systems and the integration of autonomous machines lets us explore technology from a new perspective. Lina Wassong explains, “Machines become more aware of their environment through artificial intelligence. The Parallax dress merges new intelligent technology with complex evolutionary behavior and makes us rethink intelligence in our digital age.”
“the technology Micro-controlling mechanisms within the dress make the individually controlled arms interact with the environment by detecting movement through infrared sensing technology.”
When it comes to the design concept, the Parallax dress is based on the unique nervous system of an octopus. The octopuses’ control center extends into all eight limbs, allowing the arms to move autonomously, which gives it specialized problem solving abilities the technology Micro-controlling mechanisms within the dress make the individually controlled arms interact with the environment by detecting movement through infrared sensing technology. Formlabs’ high-resolution SLA 3D printing powered the complex structural casing for the electronics and mechanical components.