Incorporating the intangible into the tangible is the primary idea behind Ying Gao’s Living Pod design, a dress with light sensors that activate tiny electric motors sewn into the fabric folds.
The Montreal-based designer explains that the Living Pod is able to detect an approaching light source. The is achieved using the light-sensitive electronic sensors connected to small motors that are hidden in the folds of the fabric.
When the garments are struck by a flashlight, they are transformed by the movement of the leather and the stirring of the organza.
Here’s a video that shows how it works.