Copper-woven antennae

Christy Matson is a designer investigating the interaction of textiles and the possibilities when electronics are woven into them. Her recent project called Plain Weave Variations explores copper that is woven directly into the fabric to act as flexible antennae. As described by Matson, "When a viewer touches the weavings, the scores generated from the patterns on the weavings will be played for the viewer through speakers mounted on the wall." Matson is turning a simple fabric into a soft sonic material by weaving the copper directly into it.

What I love about this piece is that she adopts Martin Thompson's geometry-based aesthetics into her copper weaving, resulting in an interface that is seamlessly integrated into the fabric. And even the speaker is beautiful.