EJtech

liquid MIDI

EJtech  liquid MIDI

source: ejtechnologynet

The last time we wrote about Hungarian textile innovation lab EJTech, formed by MOME Alumni Eszter Judit Kárpáti and Esteban de la Torre was when they won a first prize of the Frankfurt-based Techtextil 2015. Now we proudly present their newest work, a musical interface using screenprinted conductive ink, the first pilots of which were realized with the support of Bare Conductive.
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source: core77

Art and technology lab EJ tech have produced beautiful and flexible sensors by silkscreening electrically conductive paint onto fabric. When connected to a microcontroller—in this case the Arduino Mega ADK—this ‘Liquid MIDI’ can communicate a change in electrical field.The microcontroller sends MIDI signals to Ableton Live, so by interacting with the fabric the user can manipulate or trigger music.p
This exploration into tactile and flexible computer interfaces is part of an emerging trend of custom built controllers, and companies such as Bare Conductive are making technology like Electric Paint even more accessible.
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source: designboom

‘liquid MIDI’ by EJtech is an experimental textile interface for sonic interactions, exploring aesthetics and morphology in contemporary design. the technology is screen printed with electric paint from bare conductive directly onto a textile surface, then through an arduino micro controller communicates with the desired software, using MIDI protocol. this unique interaction with this textile interface allows the medium to become part of the message, where the interface becomes part of the process of creation itself.

founded by esteban de la torre and judit eszter karpati, the budapest based art and technology lab believes sound is a medium that has been increasingly gaining ground in the visual arts during recent decades. their technology plays one of the main roles in this multi disciplinary crossover, allowing not only for this amalgamation of the visual and auditory practices, but to further their ventures into how do they form this experience and with what tools do they design this multifaseted, polysensorial undertaking.

much of their artistic research involves building with textiles and flexible materials, due to its functional and aesthetic advantages, as well as it being ideal for studies looking to integrate different sensory modalities. the flexibility of screen printing a working interface onto a bendable surface and being able to control digital devices and applications through it, opens doors to infinite possibilities, allowing to indulge in an hyper connected, interwoven user experience.

‘liquid MIDI’ increasingly allows for the integration of touch, kinaesthesia as well as hearing, shattering the prevailing notions on the hierarchisation of the senses. the project aims on proposing a more balanced, coherent multi sensory perception of reality. EJtech’s intent with ‘liquid MIDI’, is to enable the user to experience a balanced interaction and engagement, focusing not only the importance of the aesthetics, but making them functional and utterly important, while integrating, with the same importance, an elaborate haptic experience through an experimental textile interface, concluding with the real time creation of sound.
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source: designboom

EJtech公司推出了一件实验性的声波纺织品“liquid MIDI”,探索美学与材质相结合的当代设计。这个产品采用的丝网印刷技术,将导电介质直接植入针织物表面,然后通过专业软件就能与一个采用MIDI协议的Arduino微控制器进行通信了。纺织物中的导电介质将电信号转化成声音信号,这样的创意目前来看还是首例。

Budapest艺术与科学实验室是由esteban de la torre与judit eszter karpati联手创建的,最近十年来一直致力于声音可视化艺术与媒介的相关项目。这个项目融合了多个学科相关信息,不仅仅体现在提供视觉和听觉的新奇感上,更是一种冒险的促进——关于如何获得这种体验,以及通过怎样的工具实现这种多元化、多感官的体验。

EJtech公司的大部分艺术研究都是在纺织品和柔性材料上面进行,结合其功能性和美观等优点,不仅仅是因为想要在工业方面有所突破,更多的是希望用不同的方式来展示感官体验。采用丝网印刷技术将导体介质植入可弯曲表面,未来这项技术日渐成熟之后,也许我们就可以通过一块布来控制数字设备,将科技变得更加灵活,为数字传播提供更多的选择,为用户体验打开一扇崭新的大门。

“liquid MIDI”结合了视觉、听觉和触觉,形成一体化,打破了数字传输仅局限于数据线的传统体验。这个项目旨在为人们提供一个更加平衡并且丰富多彩的多感官数字世界。EJtech公司也表示,这个项目的意图是为了让用户得到一种能够参与传输,并能与之进行互动的用户体验,在注重设计美观的同时能很好的完成传输功能。将这一切整合到一起也是也同样重要的。通过一种实验性的纺织品做的界面,人们可以获得精细的触觉体验,并实时制造出声音。