>> Call for participation
>> May 16-17, 2009.
>> Deadline for applications is May 3.
>> Location: V2_, Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Workshop: DIY Wearable Technology
During the weekend of May 16 and 17, Mika Satomi and Hannah
Perner-Wilson (aka KOBAKANT) will give a workshop on DIY wearable
technology. The outcome of the workshop will be demonstrated during
Test_Lab: Fashionable Technology on May 20 (20-23h).
KOBAKANT explores the realm of wearable technology as a medium for
commenting on technological and social aspects. For them, technology is
to be hacked and modified by everyone to fit the needs and desires of
V2_Lab will organize a wearable technology workshop with an emphasis on
DIY techniques and performing arts. The aim of the workshop is to
provide participants with hands-on experience on DIY wearable
technology. The outcome of the workshop will be workingprototypes, which
will be demonstrated by means of a short performance during Test_Lab.The
participants will partake inhands-on sessions that involve both
conceptual as well astechnical development. Developers from both V2_Lab
and KOBAKANT are available for assistance throughout the workshop.
The workshop is open to students and professionals in the fields of art,
design, and engineering. Although anyone with an interest in wearable
technology and basic knowledge of electronics or of sewing is welcome to
join, we especially encourage people with an expertise in fashion
design, technology in performance arts, and/or wearable technology
engineering to sign up.
Participants are invited to demonstrate the workshop outcome during
Test_Lab: Fashionable Technology on May 20, in which various renowned
artists will also demonstrate their wearable technology projects and
where the technologies’ social consequences will be discussed by
professionals in the field.
The number of participants to the workshop is limited. The fee for
participation is €50,- (to be paid before the workshop). This includes
coffee, lunch and materials but no accommodation. Please use the