Woven Signals aims at fusing new technologies with the fabrication techniques characteristic of traditional textile design to create functional fibers and integrated textiles, specially a woven display.
The textile is woven with a custom-made thermochromic cotton yarn spun with conductive wire. Designed patterns incorporate channels for low-power current. When activated, the generated resistive heat catalyzes the dyed fibers to change color and reveal a hidden, programmatically-controlled content.
Woven Signals is inspired by the mutually informative histories of textiles and communications, and aims to investigate a fiber's ability to transmit information and emotion through visual and tactile interactions.