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E-textile comics and jokes

research Posted on Tue, April 03, 2018 08:40:02

Jokes are superficial, not the real thing, not useful, not work, not producing. Anti-knowledge. No start-up. Loss of precious time.
Clownesque, sarcastic, aggressive, diverting, bugging. Just a stupid moment of fun. A candy for the lazy brain. A harmless, childish remark. An easy feeling of discovering a pun. Then go on with the real stressy stuff, trying to be useful for the world, helping people. Living is serious business – no silly smile allowed. Moving the world forward is our goal.

Laughing is contagious and is done together, laughing reinforces identity. These e-textile jokes are a secret code, only understandable for a specific group, there is a social nature.
Laughing and feeling good are promoting health. Laughing within a group is laughing about yourself. Making the feeling of the importance of me less dictatorial. Making the production urge less dominant. Taking some of the stress out of a holy call. This makes you also more digestible for others, improving cooperation, improving production effectivity…propagating the holy duty in the end…

Algae on textiles

research Posted on Sat, March 24, 2018 10:40:57

Looking for different growing conditions for different microorganisms.
Part of th SYMSE project.
More pictures:

デジタル焼寿司海苔 (e – nori)

research Posted on Sat, June 03, 2017 09:45:27

(more pictures at: )

Goal: concepting negative carbon footprint garments. Method: speculative design.

Trend wear garments less times – buy more.
Future wear only once, not wash – good thing: saving water, avoiding detergents – bad thing: garbage dump.
Speculative design solution eat garment after wearing.
Research of baked seaweed, 焼寿司海苔.

Making seaweed (algae): eg
Nori is red seaweed, Porphyra.
No animal suffering – plant “suffering” is acceptable?
Minimal or negative carbon footprint.
glueing sheets with water (Sewing difficult)
No design waste, just eat the discarded parts, (or dilute in water and recuperate the electronics.)

Speculative design:
(meaning will be solved in the future)
comfort factor. 焼寿司海苔 brittle.
construct electronics which can be eaten – at the moment it should be recuperated before eating.
(this seems out of the question, but remember humans eat plants and even animals all the time, consisting of neurons, brains, complex cells, hormon systems … many times more complex than some conglomerate of transistors.)
photosynthesis inside the 海苔, seaweed, generating energy (energy harvesting).

Digitalisation: (デジタル化)
Trend smaller devices, flexible, avoid batteries and charging.
Use energy harvesting equipment, supercaps.

Femininity, maximize variations, sexy, elegant, electronics small invisible.
(Le Figaro 31 of Mai, Article of Carole Sabas:
“La vocation de la technologie est d’être fiable, légère, sans chargeur
et invisible. C’est la mode qui doit apporter le facteur “excitation”. Quels produits ont sens? Ceux qui promettent aux gens de les rendre élegants, séduisants, efficaces et créatifs! Les créateurs peuvent pousser les starts-up tech vers des produits sexy et plus intelligents.”)

Design waste eating: Dutch sushi, duck and tofu on seaweed, tuna-banana sushi and with potato-seaweed decorations.
Seaweed with electronics, copper circuitry. Nori-garments.

solar cell and nori.
energy harvesting chip: ltc3588
could we harvest the nori energy by hacking it’s photosynthesis?

Note: Kombu is brown seaweed, kombucha is “kombu – cha” 昆布茶 tea of kombu. Kombu, konbu, 昆布 means kelp, where the 布 – bu – means cloth. But the kombu of kombucha is not kelp, but the plaque of different micro organisms growing on tea plus sugar.