This could be you

Posted in calls, wearable by electricdream on April 15, 2009

Two of Sabine’s former students, Mika and Hannah, that I met in Newcastle for Our Cyborg Futures, are doing the following at V2 Labs in Holland:

Workshop: DIY Wearable Technology, by KOBAKANT

Call for participation
May 16-17, 2009.
Deadline for applications is May 3.
Location: V2_, Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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).
Piano hack by KOBAKANT

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 the user.

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 attached application form. Deadline for applications is May 3.

For more information about the workshop, please contact Piem Wirtz
M: piem@v2.nl
T: +31 (0)10 2067273