Project Primrose: Animated fabric (!) from Adobe

The week before MAX, my teammate Christine had a bit of a cough, and folks were suddenly concerned about the Project Primrose sneak: it’d be awfully hard to swap out presenters when the demo surface is a bespoke dress made by & for exactly one person. Thankfully good health prevailed, and she was able to showcase Project Primrose:

Here’s a bit more info about the tech:

We propose reflective light-diffuser modules for non-emissive flexible display systems. Our system leverages reflective-backed polymer-dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC), an electroactive material commonly used in smart window applications. This low-power non-emissive material can be cut to any shape, and dynamically diffuses light. We present the design & fabrication of two exemplar artifacts, a canvas and a handbag, that use the reflective light-diffuser modules. 

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