Plooi, naai, tast, voel, lees: Een workshop rond soft sensoren en flexibele electronica

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.

@ - Okno, Koolmijnenkaai 34 Quai des Charbonnages, Brussels (in collaboration with, Nadine and Okno)