Author Archives: Yixun Wang


Minotaur is a monster with the head of a bull and the body of a man. It was kept in the Labyrinth in Crete, feeding on human flesh, until Theseus killed the Minotaur with the help of a princess. So in this piece, I use conductive tape to draw the shape of the Labyrinth. And the two yellow LEDs are the eyes of Minotaur. The red LED represents the torch in Theseuss hands.

Week 1_Yixun


This is a project called FrabricKeyboard from MIT media lab. The fabric keyboard consists of multi-layer textile sensors machine-sewn in a keyboard pattern, and it detects different stimuli such as touch, pressure, stretch, proximity, and electric field. What I found interesting is that users can not only touch the interface to interact but also use non-contact gestures to play music. This project reminds me of another musical invention—Hand Roll Piano. With small size and low power consumption, Hand Roll Piano becomes a great portable musical instrument. Compare to Hand Roll Piano, FrabricKeyboard has made improvement in interaction design and music style that can be played.