Maggie Orth
Art, Technology, Design

previous artwork

Galaxy, 2006

Media: Hand-made conductive sensors, conductive yarns, conductive tape, felt, acrylic, wood, incandescent light, lighting control circuitry. Four textile sensor areas. 48"w x 48"h.

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Galaxy is a an interactive nstallation that allows viewers to control light patterns by touching a field of soft and tactile electronic pompoms and tufts. These capacitive textile sensors measure the touch of the viewer.

The viewer controls the light pattern by touching different sensors, which turn on and off different light areas. Textile sensors are sewn onto the acrylic background.

Commissioned by the Ontario Science Center.


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