Electric Skin gives a breath of light

New media installation artist and faculty member of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Suzi Webster, has been exploring and critiquing the ways in which technologies impact and shape our experiences. She has created a number of interesting wearable technologies including Electric Skin, which turns the breath of the wearer into pulses of light...something that would be great here in Seattle as we all wait in anticipation for the sun to finally sneak out from behind our 10-month cloud cover.

"The inhalation and exhalation of the wearer activates a breath sensor that dims and brightens the printed LED of the garment. The wearer is engaged in an altered state of perception, bathed in the electric aqua light."

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Katy Perry Lights up the stage...again

[gallery] There's an abundance of light up stage-wear these days with another appearance on last night's American Idol show. Katy Perry enters the stage wearing a gorgeous and futuristic skin-tight suit covered in LEDs in her performance with Kanye West. Her costume was completely covered in lights and was quite mesmerising.

Illumination is definitely trending in the wearable space. And we're seeing some sneak into the mainstream market. I can't wait for more.

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