Day For Night (Modular Extensible Reconfigurable)

Studio 5050 -
Despina Papadopoulos & Jesse Lackey

Day-for-Night: Modular Extensible Reconfigurable is a dress comprised of 436 white circuit boards that are linked together with metal rings. Each tile is addressable from a central control unit at the back of the dress. Solar cells are embedded on some of the tiles and charge the dress during the day. The dress is completely modular both in hardware, as new tile functionalities can be added and in terms of software. The control unit has an RF receiver module which can receive new programs from a programming USB board with an RF transmitter.