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ISEA 09

Posted in exhibition, wearable by electricdream on October 28, 2008

CALL FOR … ::: ISEA 2009
DEADLINE: November 17, 2008
This is the 2nd call for Artworks and Art Projects, Papers, Exhibitions, curated shows, Workshops, Open Spaces and more – accross eight sub-themes:
Citizenship and contested spaces
Interactive storytelling and memory building in post-conflict society
Interactive textiles
Tracking emotions
Posthumanism: New technologies and creative strategies
Positionings: local and global transactions
Transformative creativity – participatory practices
Entertainment and Mobility
http://www.isea2009.org

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Textile 2006 – Jean Shin

Posted in exhibition, technology, textile by electricdream on October 23, 2008

In this interactive sculpture, thousands of recycled keyboard keys are embedded into a continuous textile. The keys spell out a line-by-line transcript of the email correspondence between the artist and fabricators regarding the creation of the artwork. As a result, the sculpture documents its own making. Viewers can also type their own messages on the active keys amid the first three rows of emails. These new messages are then projected onto the opposite end of the fabric, thereby continuing the virtual dialogue. The project speaks to the pervasiveness of email in our lives while commenting on the fact that, despite the modern technology of virtual communication, our written language is linked to the tactile sensation of moving our fingers over an outmoded typewriter system.

Wow!

Complex electrically conductive patterns on cloth

Posted in Uncategorized by electricdream on October 23, 2008

Nasa seems to have come up with a sandwiching method quite different to the older method of using embroidery and conductive thread …

coolhunting interview at eyebeam gallery ny

Posted in exhibition, wearable by electricdream on October 23, 2008

Ami Kealoha from coolhunting does a video interview with Sabine and some of the artists/designers in her book that were able to make it to New York for the book launch …

Fashionable Technology – Sabine Seymour

Posted in fashion, technology, wearable by electricdream on October 23, 2008

It’s wonderful to be included in this new book by Sabine Seymour!  The book is a great resource for finding out more about current practice in the wearables field, although I felt that the theoretical framework could have been expanded on.