The project focuses on the possibilities for altering people’s self-perception through the garment’s inside. Fashion is famous for its ability to alter people’s self perception through the looks: supportive garments adjusting the body physically (corset, tights, heels), form elements creating illusions (shoulderpads, 18th century costumes), uniforms or sub-culture looks creating the sense of belonging or exclusion. The current project looks into possible ways of altering self-perception from inside of the garment. Is there a way to change one’s self-perception without relying on the feedback and the need for approval from other people?
Magic Lining builds on the insights from MAGICSHOES project and proposes a garment that allows the wearer’s the feel as if their body would be made of a different material. What happens in the transition moment, when the wearer shifts from his/her own body to the marble on, or the other way around? In the intersection of neuroscience research on mental body-representation (MBR), human-computer interaction (HCI) and real-life smart textile applications, the project ask questions about the meaning of clothing.
Main localization: Universidad Loyola Andalucia, Calle Energía Solar, 1, 41014 Sevilla, Spain
DEI Interactive Systems Group, Departamento de Informática, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
HCI group, School of Digital Technologies, Tallinn University