Glitch is a wearable technology work designed to represent digital glitch art in a physical way. Envisioned as a high fashion inspired performance piece, it realises a very digital expression of art in an entirely new way. It was inspired by the blurred lines between digital and physical realities in the modern world, with the growth of augmented and virtual reality further distorting that boundary every day. The piece is constructed from around 160 pieces of laser cut acrylic, affixed to a garment with 93 NeoPixel LED lights creating the colour effect. The lights pulse at a varied rate in a noisy manner, adding an additional dimension to the glitch aesthetic, while also interpolating between blue and purple, again highlighting the digital nature of the piece.
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
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