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Issue 3.2

FELT: Communicating Emotion Through Textile Expression

The expressive material of a textile can be used to evoke emotion(s) through vision and touch. Because textiles surround and shelter people in every culture on the planet, they are a culturally embedded and potentially invisible way to create interfaces for people to capture or receive information in ways that engage other senses such as touch. Computational textiles are textiles that respond to their environment via programming, embedded sensors, and electronics, where the response is used by the designer to communicate some type of information to people…

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