Yesterday I came across an article about "poetry-reading dresses". Part of the Lace Sensor collection by designers Anja Hertenberger and Meg Grant, the clothing "speaks" its embedded prerecorded poems when triggered by a touch.
Read the article and watch the video below to understand the technology behind the creations, which debuted this month in Vienna, Austria, at the TechnoSensual Exhibition.
Lace Sensor Project Blog
Museum de Kantfabriek (Lace Factory Museum)
Be sure to visit the designers' Websites and blog to learn more about Lace Sensor (in-process photos are provided) and to view other interesting projects, including "TK 730", which involves the use of a manual knitting machine.
My thanks to Harriet Poetry blog for the article link.