by Wei, Esteban and Judit
“This workshop given by EJTECH and Shih Wei Cheih focuses on the application of laser onto textile and its various approaches.
It is structured into 3 sections.
A short introduction and presentation on reference projects using laser on textile techniques, followed by a theoretical introduction into the chemistry and technology used in these approaches. A demonstration on how to hack/prepare you first laser projector and control it via MAX/MSP or controlling laser via a cymatic approach.
2) LASER PRINT
Participants will hands on experiment and test how to make a permanent cyanotype/vandyke brown print on fabric using audio data, as well as exploring patterns and aesthetics over time, on a temporary print on a light reactive screen printed textile.
3) LASER INTERFACE
A different approach using the same tools, here participants will learn how to use laser UV scanning to make a safe mask on a conductive fabric in order to protect the desired areas from etching. We will use and focus this technique for creating a larger textile interface for the interactive exploration of sound. ”