Lucy McRae is a Body Architect working with fashion, architecture and the human body. The SKIN Probe program focuses on changing social behaviour in youth cultures. The object of analysis was an exploration of the human skin, and this provided her with a unique insight into how body products should be designed – be they garments, electronics or furniture.
Lucys inspiring speak, i think, convinced the conference audience that our skin really is amazing. Allthough her visions is purely on a prototype level, it was an eyeopening look into future.
The garments we wear are also part of our skin. Can we use this to make interactive, sensing textiles? Will we use body sensors as jewellery or even a tattoo showing our emotions. Her point was, that textiles should be more than just intelligent - they should be sensitive.