Fabric & soft goods
Conductive Velcro Feb 4,2004
Antistatic Industries makes conductive foam, conductive velcro and other soft conductive materials. Thanks to James Powderly for the link.
Dick Blick Sep 24,2005
Dick Blick is a good source of art materials for physical computing projects. You can order online, or you can visit their store on Bond St, just a couple blocks from ITP.
Inflatables Dec 6,2004
She's working on an architectural project using inflatables, so she's thinking bigger than most. However, there's an excellent list of links and books in her document.
Material Connexion Aug 28,2003
MaterialConnexion - lots of interesting responsive fabrics and such.
Materials for the Arts Sep 4,2003
Materials for the arts - "At Materials for the Arts, we provide over 2,700 arts programs with the things they need to prosper and endure.... We help artists realize their visions, provide students with a richer educational experience, and furnish businesses with a simple and efficient way to enhance the cultural life of their city."
Rose Brand Fabrics Aug 29,2003
Rose Brand Fabrics - Great industrial scale supplier of fabrics to the set design industry.... Great for really wide single sheets, and projection scrims with various properties.
Thermochromic inks Nov 25,2005
They have the widest product line and appear to provide some of the smaller resellers as well (they sell minimum by the 1/2 gallon i think).... "The problem is that all of the products we have come across start with a color and go to clear or to a lighter color when activated with heat (or cold)."
Village Fabrics Aug 29,2003
Fabrics: 1st ave and 11th or 12th street.... They're the cheapest I've found (by about .50 cents) although the selection isn't great, it should do (Submitted by Maria Hernandez).
Wearable links from the Aerospace industry Jul 12,2005
The suits are basically like bullet-proof vests with a plumbing system and a spacecraft worth of electronics hardware...In most circumstances the spacesuits need to be cooled ivene though the temperatures can get down to -250 C. The electronics are all really hot and they operate outside the shuttle only during choice times to avoid the temperature extremes.