TOKYOFIBER09 – SENSEWARE, #01
During the design week in Milan at La Triennale di Milano one of the most impressive exhibitions took place under the title TOKYOFIBER09′ SENSEWARE, directed by the Japanese designer Kenya Hara. Japan’s artificial fibers are a new SENSEWARE. In the Stone Age, stone tools triggered human creativity. Similarly, the medium paper, particularly in combination with printing technology, made a massive body of knowledge available, stimulating further creative desire. Imagine how the new artificial fibers that have evolved through the application of high technology will sour humans to a new wave of creation. Some of these fibers are as fine as individual cells, some are more pliant than rubber, and some are electrically conductive like metals. This exhibition was an attempt to visualize some of the domains that the new SENSEWARE can open up. Ideas were sought from architects, designers of all ilks, automobile and electrical appliance manufacturers, media artists and even a flower artist. It was fascinating to see how many new possibilities emerge from this initiative. The exhibition represented an intersection of technology, materials and talent, all oriented towards future manufacturing.
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