Creator of adorable robots

Cnidarian

A jellyfish super-villain costume

Collaborators: Emma Freed, Natalie Freed, Pol Pla I Conesa, Jie Qi, Xiao Xiao

When Naomi Darian is poisoned by jellyfish venom, she transforms into The Cnidarian - a jellyfish super-villain created for the TEI 2011 Design Challenge. A custom dress outfitted with electroluminescent tentacles and a pulsing hood shrouds the mysterious Cnidarian. She attacks in a flash, with the palms of her gloves housing ultra-bright bulbs from a pair of hacked disposable cameras. I did the electronics for the EL wire, the motion control for the hood, and composed the music for the video (superhero theme song, bucket list item checked).

Relevant Technologies

Costume design, motion control, EL wire, Ableton Live

Photos courtesy of Andy Ryan.

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