Panafold at the 2018 TEI Conference

Panafold CEO Kit and CTO Meg traveled to Stockholm, Sweden to attend the Twelfth Annual Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction. We promote designers from around the world here at Panafold (see our post on our trip to Norway and Denmark last year), and we have been TEI supporters since its beginning. We met and exchanged notes with designers and scientists from all over the world who were interested in craftsmanship and materials informed by digital technology. Some are calling this return to a physical relationship with materials the Post-Digital Era.

 Our CEO, Kit, attended the 3D textiles workshop, facilitated by the duo behind the Embodisuit, which “receives signals from an IoT platform, allowing the wearer to map personally chosen signals to modular haptic actuators on the body.” ( more info )

Our CEO, Kit, attended the 3D textiles workshop, facilitated by the duo behind the Embodisuit, which “receives signals from an IoT platform, allowing the wearer to map personally chosen signals to modular haptic actuators on the body.” (more info)

We were happy to be able to show some of our work in progress, and to be inspired by art, products, and user studies. The next TEI will be in Arizona with the theme “hybrid materials.”

 Our table at the TEI Conference.

Our table at the TEI Conference.

 The Cuebe: A learning tool with an LED light that shows the color of the object it's placed on.. Mixed colors on the object?  An average of the colors is shown.

The Cuebe: A learning tool with an LED light that shows the color of the object it's placed on.. Mixed colors on the object?  An average of the colors is shown.