Magic of Film

The perform of Emily Steel, a student at Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Style, the dress is created up of individual film slides backed with LEDs. An integrated light sensor connected to an Arduino Lilypad measures the amount of ambient light in the space, and dynamically adjusts the brightness of the LEDs based upon the location. Out in the sunlight, the dress is totally black, but in locations with subdued lighting, the dress glows, illuminating the various slides. When lit, the method even pulses a variety of LEDs, turning the dress into a continually-shifting array of images. Steel developed the dress as a project for Victoria University’s Wearable Technologies program, and according to her Tumblr, was inspired by “classic films and the ‘magic of film’.”

Little Slide Dress uses slides and Arduino to turn into a wearable tribute to the magic of film [The Verge]

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