Wearable technology has been around for a while. What do we want to do with it?
In a series of workshops Mediamatic will explore "techno" -clothing. Clothing that lights up in the dark, clothing that sings when it is touched and clothing that moves when it is cold. Bring your own garment and add new input and output devices to it!
Nadya Peek worked more than four years at Mediamatic. While working here she studied at the University of Amsterdam, majoring in artificial intelligence. Now she's a student at MIT Media Lab in Boston.
Here we want to look at capacitive sensing, heating up parts of the clothing with thin wire and buzzing parts of the clothing with small motors. What can we do when someone touches us or we touch them? And also, how do we use touchscreen mobile phones with gloves in the winter?
What to bring?
Please bring a garment you want to use (dress, coat, pants, underwear etc.). We have a little set of electronics for you here to play and experiment with.
When and where?
RSVP by clicking the 'make reservation for this activity' button on this page. A maximum of 14 participants per workshop can join. Times are from 13.00 - 17.00 hours. Location is Mediamatic Bank, Vijzelstraat 68, Amsterdam
Payment and more information
Workshop costs € 35. Please pay in cash upon arrival. Price includes the electronics kit.
If you have questions or need more information please contact workshop coordinator Deborah Meibergen at deborah [at] mediamatic.net or by phone: +31 (0) 20 638 9901
Official Website: http://www.mediamatic.net/page/83906/en
Added by Mediamatic on May 18, 2009