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Sabine Seymour (thesis advisor)
Edward Jefferson (thesis advisor)
Anthony Jesse Deen (thesis advisor)
Andrew Zornoza (thesis advisor)
Kieun Kim (designer)
Parsons the New School for Design. Design & Technology Dept. (sponsoring body)


May 12 2015


Designer's statement: Revealuxion is an artistic performance using an experimental, interactive, wearable garment that is connected to my brainwaves. My concept concentrates on the self-portrait, self-esteem, aesthetic emotions, and human connection. I will reveal my true self instead of a version of myself that is fake, sealed up, or hidden behind technology. Ultimately, I aim to find ways to reach catharsis, with spectators, through empathetic engagement. Revealuxion uses brainwaves, LED lights, and finger movements. The title came from a combination of two words: Reveal and Lux, the Latin word for light. I combined them because I want to reveal myself through the intensity of illumination. I set up a Mindflex brainwave sensor connected to six LED Strips to create a mental representation of myself; then finger mechanism connected like marionette control to the LED structure provides a physical representation. When I focus on my surroundings and myself, the signal of my brainwave will fully turn on the LEDs. If I do not focus, they will turn off. With the marionette mechanism, when my fingers pull down on the strings, the parts at the other ends are lifted up. With Revealuxion, I can visualize my internal and external struggle through a second body. I've designed architectural shapes that are inspired by cocoons and marionettes. A butterfly struggles out of its cocoon for its independence, and a marionette's movements are controlled by human fingers. In this performance, I voluntarily place myself in a cocoon and use my fingers to control my own movements.



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