Design and Performance Lab
DAP-Lab is a cross-media lab exploring convergences between telematic performance, textile/fashion design and dance, clothing and choreography, visual expression, film/photography, music and interactive design. As an experimental process, research participants from performance, fashion, new media and engineering explore the intimate relations between textures in motion, design ideas for smart fabrics and wearables, within a film-and-performance studio environment which allows the garments to be used for interaction with physical camera and real-time processing using digital software that responds to body movement and sensory processing. The multiple processes join skin and fabrics, color, sound and visualization technologies. in 2006-2009, The DAP-Lab will also enter an eScience projectdevelopment phase during which its members, with partners from the School of Engineering and Design, build DanceGrid, a Grid-enabled Virtual Performance Environment for Telematic Dance.
Lab directors: Prof Johannes Birringer & Michele Danjoux
DAP-Lab research projects online
Figure 1. Helenna Ren manipulating her partial garment in telematic performance. Videostill © 2005 J Birringer.
Figure 2. Nam Eun Song with Emergent ScreenDress, Videostill © 2006 M Danjoux.