Tangible Tuesdays: Felted Signal Processing

Brooklyn-based design duo Felted Signal Processing creates plush, alien-looking synths and sensors that make noise on contact. Sisters Lara and Sarah Grant combine their skills in art, fashion and engineering to perform their outlandish experiments in “electronic textiles.” There’s a whole catalog of stretchy samplers and woolen warblers on their website, fsp.fm.

A felted sensor that generates sound based on touch input

Electricity flowing through felt

Tangible Tuesdays features new finds in tactile interaction design each week. We’ll share a different discovery every Tuesday during Cooper-Hewitt’s exhibition of Shinichi Takemura’s Tangible Earth globe.