Thermochromic Liquid Crystals are applied to the surface of the material which changes colour from black to red at 25°c, red to green at 30°c, green to blue at 35°c. The reversible multi-colour change aids in understanding the relationship between thermal conductivity and temperature. By associating a temperature to a colour, the senses are empowered to perceive heat in a multi-sensory dimension. When worn, the foldable nature of the design allows the user to manipulate the fabric to his likeness. This creates a visible heat signature that is unique to the user’s physique, movement, and environment.
A distinctive attribute of human skin is that it comes naturally in a wide range of colours, from the darkest brown to the palest ivory, This exquisite sepia rainbow shades from darkest near the equator to lightest near the poles. This range forms a natural cline, or gradient, that is related primarily to the intensity of the earth’s surface. Skin colour is one of the ways in which evolution has fine-tuned our bodies to the environment, uniting humanity through a palette of adaptation. Unfortunately, skin colour has also divided humanity because of its damaging associations with concepts of race.
Our skin is not just a passive covering that betrays our age or physiological state. It is potentially an ever-changing tapestry that tells the world about who we are and who we want to be. And, unlike the involuntary advertising afforded by our own skin colour, the decorations we place on our skin are deliberate and willful forms of advertising- skin becomes a social placard, serving as both our “advertising billboard and packaging.” No other creature exerts such extensive control over what its skin looks like. Humans expose it, cover it, paint it, tattoo it, scar it, and pierce it, telling a unique story about ourselves to those around us.
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