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I’m researching ferrofluid in hopes of creating (a) an installation of magnetized fluid and audio (a.k.a. Liquid Audio) and (b) creating a computational couture design utilizing this ridiculously beautiful and responsive material.

Ferrofluid is a interactive liquid that is powerfully magnetized in the presence of a magnetic field. Ferrofluids are colloidal liquids made of nanoscale ferromagnetic particles suspended in a carrier fluid (usually an organic solvent or water.) Large ferromagnetic particles can be ripped out of the homogeneous colloidal mixture, forming a separate clump of magnetic dust when exposed to strong magnetic fields.

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His paper may be incorrectly titled, but Hiroo Iwata’s work on Haptic technology is a wonderfully detailed journey of one researcher’s curiosity about the human sensory system. Published in 2005, Art and Technology in Interface Design, is a work outlining the evolution of Iwata’s research in tactile (vestibular, taste, and proprioreceptive) design and development. I’m not convinced his work falls under the helm of Fine Art, however his archives offer a great read for one embarking on her own tactual research path.

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