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︎︎︎HILLA PELTOLA/ CULTURE
A multisensorial fashionscape that breaks traditions and makes our hearts beat even faster. Instant gratification is a human trait not so easily engineered away but we imagine a future that stops looking in the past, a playground where realities blend together. A place where fashion has transcended to a next level of existence. 


What if technology could take us beyond the passive visual escapade of fashion shows? What if Amsterdam Fashion Week is the one leading the way to an alternative future?





CONCEPT DOCUMENT





PROTOTYPE
NEXUS combines work and play. It consists of two parts: a BCI (brain computer interface) and a liquid, malleable interface with embedded sensors. BCI interprets brain signals and the desire to link with the fashion design’s encoded feeling and sends it to the liquid interface.  This symbiotic connection enables the user to experience the design even from a distance, whether is physical or digital or anything in between. Fashion design reaches its full sensorial potential when a biological human body is capable of experiencing it.


Although Nexus has been born from fashion week’s need to become more participatory and inclusive, its features are transferable to the social virtual worlds and shopping platforms, extending the use of the prototype.


      



HOW DOES NEXUS WORK?



      
1. Put the BCI on.

2. Put the liquid interface on the body, where desired.

3. By looking at the fashion design, BCI interprets which one the user wants to experience.

4. BCI links with the fashion design’s encoded sensorial feeling and sends it to a liquid interface.

6. User feels the coded feeling and can enjoy it.

7. After finished, BCI can be out back in its place and liquid interface can be taken off the skin and put back in where it melts in with the rest of the substance.







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