Creating Socially Awkward Wearables - FITC
FITC Amsterdam 2020
DesignDevInspire
  • 2020-02-24 00:00:00 2020-02-25 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Amsterdam 2020 Amsterdam FITC
  • CET
  • Amsterdam
  • #FITCAmsterdam

Presentation

Overview

Stephanie is an introvert. This can be a bit unfortunate when you are a person that enjoys spending a lot of free time creating fashion things bedazzled with LEDs… only to rarely wear them out in public.

In an effort to actually challenge her anxieties and share her weird fashion creations with others, Stephanie decided to create a wearable project that would force her to be sociable in order to be able to retreat to her introvert shell. In this talk, she’ll share how she is using machine learning with javascript and tiny computers to make “fashion” that is responsive to the people around you and the attention you are (or aren’t) receiving.

Objective

You will be inspired by the application of machine learning to artistic wearables to challenge one’s own emotion responses.

Target Audience

Anyone curious in novel applications of machine learning, javascript, and hardware to create interactive human & artistic experiences.

Five Things Audience Members Will Learn

  1. Why Stephanie wanted to use machine learning and LEDs to face her social anxieties
  2. Challenges she faced using tensorflow.js with node.js
  3. How she used tensorflow.js on a raspberry pi
  4. How she made a LED necklace responsive to people around her
  5. The struggles she faced building a complicated wearable with ML and javascript