INQUIRY/ PROMPT: Can one garment shape shift and hold many forms? How can we make electronically modular garments?
ABOUT: Zygomatic is a tessellating shirt controlled by a computer interface created during a residency at The School of Visual Arts. We think this is just a small segue to modular clothing systems and a different kind of manufacturing. The pattern for this garment is essentially a square and has minimal waste, making it (hypothetically) simple to produce.
Overall, modular and easy to manufacture clothing systems can adapt to us, rather than us adapting to them, leading to a more ergonomic future.
Zygomatic runs on an arduino, serial ported to a Macbook and controlled by a processing sketch. We used Shape memory alloy and laser cut interfacing for motion and geometry respectively.