Transforming Touch is designed to be accessible to all ages including children and the elderly. The series goes back to the power of textiles as tactile objects. Knitting is a powerful medium because it has a strong sense of familiarity and coziness. Usually we wear knit fabrics as garments, but this collection explores the idea of using knit to soften our environments and the technology within our environments.
Technology is increasingly a part of our everyday lives, yet people have come
to feel technology can be quite dehumanizing. Transforming Touch aims to humanize technology through combining tactile, soft materials with technological components such as sensors and arduinos. Textiles and technology come together harmoniously to achieve the playful movements and transformations in this series.