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beauTy Technology: seamless inTeracTions Through inTeracTive cosmeTics Xin Liu USA Beauty Technology is a novel area of research that presents an exploration between the body surface, beauty products and digital technology. The concept stemmed from a multidisciplinary perspective; computing, chemistry, body anatomy, human behavior, electronics and design. By using Beauty Technologies, we are trying to move away from traditional wearable devices worn on clothes and accessories where gestures for interaction and electronics are noticeable.

This presentation highlights the conscious use of unconscious behaviors in Beauty Technologies in order to create seamless interactions. Several of applications and artworks of Beauty Technologies such as Conductive Makeup, Hairware and FX e-makeup will explain the design of these interactions that translate a human behavior to an input device.

The dermal abyss: PossibiliTies of biosensors as a TaTTooed inTerface atia C ne a ega MIT Media Lab, Harvard Medical School USA Advances in biotechnology suggest new use cases outside the domain of research. The Dermal Abyss (d-abyss) is our proposal to create novel biointerfaces within the skin. D-abyss renders an interactive display by patterning into the dermis biosensors whose colors change in response to variations in the interstitial fluid. d-abyss is designed to use the aesthetics, permanence, and visibility nature of tattoos to encode information. We replace traditional inks with biosensors that colorimetrically index the concentration of sodium, glucose, and H+Â ions (pH) in the interstitial fluid of the skin: the pH sensor changes between purple and pink and the glucose sensor between blue and brown; the sodium and a second pH sensor fluoresce at a higher intensity under UV light. In this talk, we will discuss our preliminary evaluation of these biosensors in an ex vivo pig skin model, and the opportunities and challenges for biosensors implanted in the dermis.

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Within this realm, imagine that with a blink of your eye, you could turn on lights, move your fingernails to open a door, and touch your hair to record a conversation (how could we add a new functionality to cosmetics to make them interactive?).

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Exhibition Catalogue ISEA2017  

Catalogue of the International Symposium on Electronic Arts ISEA2017 and the International Image Festival. See the Design Case 'Experiments...

Exhibition Catalogue ISEA2017  

Catalogue of the International Symposium on Electronic Arts ISEA2017 and the International Image Festival. See the Design Case 'Experiments...

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