Veronika Olsen '11, Fiber

For nearly 200 years, MICA has regularly reinvented itself to prepare its students to meet the unique challenges of their time. The world of the 21st century is global, diverse, and technologically driven. Within this dynamic, evolving landscape, opportunities for artists and designers are expanding exponentially. By crafting new ways to learn and apply knowledge through project-based learning, research, collaboration, and INNOVATION, we are defining THE ART OF THE POSSIBLE.

Veronika Olsen '11, Fiber

“I have designed a garment that monitors your level of stress by a skin response sensor, sewn in around the wrists. The sensor is linked to a microcontroller and has a feedback mechanism in it that will play a series of tones at times of high stress through headphones built into the garment. My intention is to address the fact that we do not always listen to our bodies and because of this we cannot possibly operate at our highest potential. My goal is to use technology to shrink the distance between the body and the garment and between the body and its environment, internal and external.” Veronika Olsen