valerie lamontagne: interactive weather dresses valerie lamontagne: interactive weather dresses
feb 23, 2010

valerie lamontagne: interactive weather dresses

valerie lamontagne is a canadian artist based in montreal who created  series of interactive dresses that change form based on weather patterns. the project is titled ‘peau d’ane’ after a fairy tale by charles perrault detailing three dresses made from the sky, moonbeams and sunlight. while each of these things is immaterial, lamontagne found ways to materialize them in her dresses. temperature, UV, solar radiation, wind speed & velocity, humidity and rain fall data is collected and sent to the dresses wirelessly, where micro-controllers relay info to internal circuitry. the sun dress has 128 LEDs which can light up depending on sun data, while the moon dress has 14 colour-modulating flowers to represent each phase of the moon cycle and the sky dress is imbued with 14 vibrating air pockets.

sky dress by valerie lamontagne

moon dress by valerie lamontagne

sun dress by valerie lamontagne

  • Superb! In terms of marketability this could translate to one coat for all seasons, changing isolation with air pockets, changing color each season and visibility in traffic at night!

    Marleen de Graaf says:
  • hey the concept seems quite interesting
    good work!

    mAdhuR jAin says:

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