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Bryce Davidson - Project Proposal

Energy in motion.

I would like to create a suit made of lights that would cover my entire body. Creating an outline of my arms and legs and holding a heavy mass of lights on my chest and abdomen.

The lights would be activated by an accelerometer. The faster that I move the brighter the lights would blink.

The idea would be to convey the electricity of movement, and the a visual representation of what energy feels like when it moves through the body.

I found this website, which instructs on how to sew LED lights into clothing...

http://www.grynx.com/projects/make-your-own-wearable-led-display/

I also found an art piece called the Kinetic Dress. This lights which are sewn into the dress light up with movement of the wearer. Therefore, I believe my idea can come to life.

Here is the website...
http://www.cutecircuit.com/projects/wearables/kinetic-dress/

"Depending on the amount and speed of the wearer's movement the electroluminescent embroidery changes pattern, displaying the wearer's mood to the audience and creating a magic halo around her"


Another site which features wearable LED clothing...
http://www.enlighted.com/

And how to do it...
http://www.instructables.com/


If I am able to make this costume/light suit, I would present it as a dance performance.

At the beginning of the performance everyone would be instructed to put on a pair of cheap plastic sunglasses (the kind you get from the optometrist). The lights would go black and the audience would see nothing but pitch black.

Then, I would enter, and all the audience would see would be the lights flashing brightly as I danced. I would end the performance with headspins, which I imagine would create the brightest lights.

I hope that I can make this happen...

here's a link to some dancing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hblwESadj8E