- Follwoing Tom Igoe’s recommentdation I met with Laura (Juo-Hsin Chen) who was very helpful at reflecting back to me my ideas and intentions. She suggested that I’ll prototype a lot, but also refine my elevator pitch so that I’ll be able to explain the story, or base of my idea in 1-2 sentences. She also suggested to think of this costume as a tent, if I want to create a full body environment.
- Following Alon Chitayat’s recommendation I met with Ithai Benjamin who suggested the book Not a toy : radical character design in fashion and costume which I requested through the library. Also, bouncing my ideas with him was really helpful, we talked about the option to make my costume stationary, and perhaps full body, almost like burying the body inside to make space for the spirit. He gave me the link to his itp puppet class to have access to the resources suggested there.
- Margaret Smith the librarian sat with me and showed me a search in the ACM Digital Library which is a great database for looking for articles in the intersection of random things and technology :). She found that “interactive fashion” was good search for me, as well as wearable AND technology AND costume. I found a bunch of articles and downloaded the pdfs, now I need to add a reading schedule to my timeline.
- I read the article Challenges for Creating and Staging Costumes for the Theater Stage. That was before I met Margaret Smith. Now I have plenty more articles to read.
I found and watched SOLIPSIST by ANDREW THOMAS HUANG