‘a dress for Siri’ is a project that researches the physical presence of artificial intelligence in our daily lives. Designer Joris Lam made a garment for Siri, Apple’s virtual assistant based on a series of hundreds of questions about her personality and style.
In order to make a representation of Siri’s voice and to solidify this abstract looking piece of software he used the DeltaWASP 3MT.
Joris: ‘In order to have a basic shape or body to work with as a designer, I decided to turn Siri’s voice into a 3D object. I did this by recording her voice and turning the waveform that generated into a 3D model using Fusion 360. After giving the model some softer, more feminine curves, I handed it over to the gurus of 3Dprinting.com to help me get started on the enormous DeltaWASP 3MT.
As a designer I’m always very focused on the look and feel of a material or technology, but this big 3D printer gives a very satisfyingly heavy print. Instead of filament this printer uses PLA pellets, provided by Formfutura for this project, which is nice because the plastic is upcycled, meaning there was no need for new plastic to give Siri it’s body.
About the work:
‘a dress for Siri’ will go on display at Makerversity Amsterdam in the second week of February.