Wearables | Spring 2021

Wanda Nyairo, M.S. Integrated Digital Media

Ideation:

The body as an intersection, bodies intersecting

For my second project, I want to make something that reflects the ideas I explored in my thesis. My thesis explores the relationship between emotions, embodiment, race, and gender through wearables. One of…

Wearables | Spring 2021

Wanda Nyairo, M.S. Integrated Digital Media

Reading 1

Susan Elizabeth Ryan, Garments of Paradise, “Chapter 01, Disparate Histories.”

This week’s reading was a really great introduction into the history of wearable technology, and I enjoyed how the author charted wearable technology’s relationship to and evolution through fashion, dress…

Wearables | Spring 2021

Wanda Nyairo, M.S. Integrated Digital Media

For this assignment, I wanted to create a simple circuit that would light up and emit a sound (using the on-board speaker) when touch/light pressure is used to close the circuit. I thought it would be interesting to sew the…

Wearables | Spring 2021

Wanda Nyairo, M.S. Integrated Digital Media

For this assignment, I initially thought I would make a fan that spins faster the closer you get to it. I thought this would be a great thing to have when I’m painting my nails and want them to dry…

Wearables | Spring 2021

Wanda Nyairo, M.S. Integrated Digital Media

As a notoriously slow eater, I’m always looking for ways to pay attention to my food and eat faster. For my low-tech wearable I wanted to make something that would help me remain focused on my plate, something that would…

Wearables | Spring 2021

Wanda Nyairo, M.S. Integrated Digital Media

Feeling light/color

For my first project I wanted to think about ways to visualize the world around me that were more exploratory. Since we are in winter, I’m always thinking about light (specifically sunlight), whether I’m getting enough of it…

Designing ‘Other’ Worlds | Fall 2019

Wanda Nyairo, M.S. Integrated Digital Media

Week 1

Some interesting things that came to my mind from this week’s lecture discussion and readings, was how humans relationship to nature and to technology evolves and thus shapes our culture. In thinking about how humans use nature as…

Wanda Nyairo

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