Rubriek: Projecten / Splinterfields /

Van 25 juli 2009 10:00 tot 26 juli 2009 18:00

Plooi, naai, tast, voel, lees

Een workshop rond soft sensoren en flexibele electronica - Okno, Koolmijnenkaai 34 Quai des Charbonnages, Brussel (in samenwerking met, Nadine en Okno)

Is het mogelijk om electronica dichter bij ons lichaam en dat van planten te brengen? Rond deze vraag organiseren we een workshop met de kunstenaars Hannah Perner-Wilson en Mika Satomi. We leren hoe we textiel en elektronica kunnen gebruiken om te interageren met mensen en planten.

As the workshop will be in English, the rest of this article will also be in English.

Human bodies and plants are not rigid, but flexible, soft and pliant. Computers, keyboards, mice and peripherals, all rigid, fixed, made from plastic or metal, will be objects for surgery in order to salvage parts that can made flexible. Activities could range from building gigantic felt push buttons, to obtaining information on how a leaf turns towards the sun, to integrating electronics into clothing.

We will work with conductive and resistive textile, arduino and all manner of electronic components.

Maximum amount of participants: 12 Please send an example of what you are currently working on and towards what you would like to work to wendy*at*

Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson:

Our collaborations explore the realm of wearable technology as a medium for commenting on technological and social aspects. Throughout our projects we are conscious of wearability and functionality. We believe in the spirit of humoring technology and a twisted criticism toward the stereotypes it creates. For us, technology is to be hacked, DIYed and modified by everyone to fit our needs and desires.

Mika Satomi is originally from Japan, currently based in Linz, Austria. Her current interest leads her to explore the concept of an urban body extension in the realm of wearable technology.

Hannah Perner-Wilson studied Industrial Design and Interface Cultures at the Art University in Linz, Austria. She enjoys breaking technologies down to a basic level, from which she is able to develop her own interaction solutions and scenarios.

Trefwoorden: Lichaam en software · Elektriciteit ·


Splinter Fields is een initiatief van Brusselse organisaties, actief op het gebied van technologische en media kunst (Constant, FoAM, nadine and OKNO). Met Splinter Fields willen ze collaboratieve en flexibele leerpraktijken bevorderen. Het programma omvat workshops, studiegroepen en (...)