Finite Masking

Allison Berman

A leather mask with integrated sensors creates a mysterious finite state machine

A Lilypad and multiple sensors form a complex soft circuit hidden inside a leather mask. The mask glows differently in response to specific sensor sequences. A soft plastic cover on the inside of the mask allows it to be sterilized between wearers so that multiple users can experience the mask. Simple movements trigger the sensors, and users can experiment. Looks best in low light.