Part of how we experience new places is through the tastes, sounds, smells, and sights. We share memorable pictures and capsulized moments to help others experience the beauty, the moment, that left an impact on us. There is one part that we have never been able to take with us, the physical grandeur in miniature form.
TOPOS is a sliver of world that can be worn. It is the place that took your breath away encircling your wrist, hanging from your ears, draped across your neck. TOPOS is a way to wear the world.
TOPOS wearables are modeled through the usage of LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) data. The intial location chosen for the first execution/prototyping stage was the Hawaiian Island of Kauai.
To the right is the LIDAR data after turning it into a 2-d jpeg which was the first step in the workflow.
This project is currently slated for a revisit late 2017