This LBD (Little Black Dress) at first glance seems normal, however with a flick of a switch it lights up to revel lots of individual film slides, lit up by LED lights. Created By Emily Steel, the aim of her work was to combine ‘magical’ film art and fashion design together, When it is in a light environment the LED’s will turn off, but when it starts to get dark, they turn on reveling the hidden details!
Hydrochromic paint on painted pebbles to make them change colour when water is poured on them or when it rains. They are part of a Community Gardening project - ‘Growing Altfinch’ and will be incorporated into the garden we’re building. So the pebbles will change when people water the plan plants close to the pebbles and when it rains. There will be other ‘Magic Pebbles’ in the garden, some that glow in the dark with drawings on made by children from the project and some that change colour with heat or UV light. (I’ll post pictures of these soon). The idea is that the pebbles will help draw attention to the changes in the weather, light conditions and other environmental changes.
Smart materials are materials that respond to external stimuli or changes in the environment such as temperature, pressure, electric charges and pH. Smart materials are being utilised in many areas of life, such as in safety clothing, in medicine, engineering, computing and also for show in…