pixelpeppy is Despina Papadopoulos
The body as interface: Masai Dress
The Masai dress, inspired by traditional Maasai (Tanzania and Kenya) hand-crafted beaded necklaces, is embroidered with conductive threads on its front and incorporates a collar of hand formed silver beads. Freely hanging from the leather collar as would a long necklace, once the beads come into contact with the conductive threads, Neil Mills’ (with Elaine Mills) Number Poem for 2 Voices, is emitted from an embedded speaker. The Masai dress is part of a continued investigation into materials, gestural interfaces and human motion.