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Presenting Solar Fiber at Connected Bodies Symposium

Meg presented our Solar Fiber project at the Connected Bodies Symposium at Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles last month. The Symposium, “Connected Bodies: Imagining New Wearables”, was held at the Art Center College of Design in partnership with Intel.  Solar Fiber was an example of design-led research and the contribution designers and […]

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Short film of the weaving process

Movie: Thanks to Johan Van Den Acker Textielfabriek

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Hand-woven prototype cloth by Ank Hazelhoff

We’ve had a big helping hand from Ank Hazelhoff!  She’s woven a meter of fabric, using a combination of fiber optic material and regular weaving threads.  We’re going to use this fabric to produce more prototypes. Ank Hazelhoff is an independent hand-weaver whose specialty is weaving copper threads to make 3 dimensional objects out of […]

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Solar Fiber featured on Fast Company China

Ben Schiller’s FastCo article featuring Solar Fiber has been translated into Chinese and featured on It’s pretty exciting to see this international exposure!

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Solar Fiber shortlisted for Launch Challenge

Our project has been shortlisted for the Launch Challenge!  Launch is a global initiative founded by NASA, USAID, the Department of State and NIKE, searching for visionaries and world-class ideas or technologies that show promise for making tangible impacts on society. Of course, we think that Solar Fiber fits this description, but we are are […]

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