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Arch x Textiles : Soft system 

The Curves :  Sound-wave vs. Brain-wave

The electro-psychology demonstrated the imaginative potential as well as the historical versatility of both, electricity and the psyche.

The textiles are placed along two soft curves to create a sense of movement and an uninterrupted flow of music and energy. These curves play with each other, coming close at some points and then moving apart, opening up spaces for us to inhabit and interact.

Textiles creates soft architectural system

Textile Installation Design & Planning by Amelia Peng (RCA MA Textiles)

Smart Textiles advisor : Dr. Elif Ozden Yenigun, Senior Tutor Textiles, RCA; 

Dr. Marie O'Mahony - Consultant - Smart & Advanced Textiles;  

Textile production supported by DreamLux®, Lodetex SpA (made in Italy)

Construction design & planning  by Alisha Raman(RCA MA Architecture )

EEG system/Data Analyzed supported by Foster+ Partners, Specialist Modelling Group

Irene Gallou, Senior Partner, Head of Specialist Modelling Group (SMG) Foster+Partners; Josef Musil, Design Systems Analyst(SMG) Foster+Partners; Saina Akhond, Design Systems Analyst Robotics (SMG) Foster+Partners; Textiles : Bio-Materials design by Yu Hu, Material Researcher (SMG) Foster+Partners; Computer Programming : Nicola Agresta, Senior Lighting Designer (SMG) Foster+Partners; Xiaoming Yang, Associate Partner, Environmental Analyst (SMG) Foster+Partners;  Sonic Interactive Design by Andy Acred, Foster+Partners (SMG)PhD, MA (Cantab), MEng; Antonella Bevilacqua, Acoustician,Foster+Partners.

Research & Innovation 

The aim of the research is to raise new unknown answers about how e-textiles can be delivered, personal emotion and how they can empower people through interactive art installation. The expressive material of a textile can be used to evoke emotion(s) through music and memory. Textile embedded in an invisible way to create interfaces for people to capture or receive information, in ways that engage other senses such as sight and touch. Computational psycho e-textiles are textiles that respond to their environment via programming, embedded sensors, and electronics, where the response is used by the designer to communicate information to people.


Explore the mind-colour consequences for consciousness of the reciprocal relationship between musical materials and perceptual processes. The Brainwave - Reflect the impact of music on cognitive processes, such as music-evoked memory recall or visual imagery which causes significantly greater alpha power in posterior areas than does perception. —The unseen Alpha-mosphere. Angle of attack (AOA, α, or ) is the angle between a reference line on a body (often the chord line of an airfoil) representing the relative motion between the body and the fluid.

The Power of Music: Mind Control by Rhythmic Sound

Our perception of the external world entering our mind through our eyes is affected by the rhythm of what we hear. Something seen at a point precisely in beat with an auditory rhythm is more likely to be perceived than if it appears out of synch with the rhythm. This gating of visual input by auditory rhythm does not require a prolonged meditation on the rhythm to cause the person to enter into some sort of trance-like state; the effects are nearly instantaneous.

Brain correlates of music-evoked emotions

Music is a universal feature of human societies, partly owing to its power to evoke strong emotions and influence moods. During the past decade, the investigation of the neural correlates of music-evoked emotions has been invaluable for the understanding of human emotion. Functional neuroimaging studies on music and emotion show that music can modulate activity in brain structures that are known to be crucially involved in emotion, such as the amygdala, nucleus accumbens, hypothalamus, hippocampus, insula, cingulate cortex and orbitofrontal cortex. The potential of music to modulate activity in these structures has important implications for the use of music in the treatment of psychiatric and neurological disorders.


Music influences, and interacts with, the processing of visual information (whether visual information is real or imagined). Emotion-specific functional connections between auditory and visual cortices are part of an affective–attentional network that might have a role in visual alertness, visual imagery and an involuntary shift of attention.

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