This Jacket is Seriously a Laser Show #WearableWednesday
If you are a fan of light shows, you are going to love this jacket – it’s laser luscious. Artist, Shih Wei Chieh created this “Motr Jackt” to mix personal skills, like being a musician, a wearables designer, and an Arduino hacker. It definitely lends itself well to music venues.
This is for a concert. I make wearables for DJs and musicians; the task is how to sync the music with the suit and create more visuals for the sound. For me, I just love the mixture of textile, electronics and sound … I want to make an installation both relevant to sound, art and fashion — I hope this will happen this year!
The excitement of this jacket is the 10 mW and 100 mW lasers. The question is, what does that feel like? Shih Wei shares the wonder.
I love how the laser beams flow over my face, like a makeup. The servo creates so many motions and visuals, and now I’m trying to synch the servo movement with sound.
If you re-examine the video, you will see the light play on the face exactly as Shih Wei describes. It is a nice detail and reminds us that there is man under the machine. If you check out this artist’s portfolio, you will probably find yourself lurking for a while. There is appeal for all types of people, as it is playful and sometimes poetic. It is a reminder of why we love art and why we hack. Okay, that’s enough sentimentality for me today. Get your Laser Diodes here and heed the “danger” label.
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