Technologies enhance textiles referred to as second skin, which can be extended through the use of sensor and actuator technologies.
With the site-specific installation Contours for the MAK FASHION LAB #02, the London based design studio Bare Conductive and artist Fabio Antinori and designer Alicja Pytlewska created an interactive
immersive tapestry that metaphorically refers to a scientifically enabled second skin and is actuated through the sheer presence
of visitors. A one day workshop is being organized as part of the series design> new strategies, a cooperation of MAK and departure - The Creative Agency of Vienna. The workshop, conceived by MAK FASHION Lab guest curator Sabine Seymour and
Bare Conductive co-founder Matt Johnson delivers a theoretical and experiential introduction to science, design, and the body.
They will explain the process of actuation through Bare Paint and Bare Board used in the actual installation at the
MAK DESIGN SPACE. The testing of the prototype will be followed by a experimental hands-on workshop that exposes the participants
to the Bare Touch Boards and products. Matt Johnson is a technical designer and founder of Bare Conductive in London. The focus of his work is on the development and production
of electrically conductive materials. He invented Bare Paint, the first non-toxic conductive paint, ideal for prototyping,
experimenting, and learning with electronics.bareconductive.comSabine Seymour is a fashion researcher and head of the Fashionable Technology Lab at Parsons The New School for Design in New York, co-chairwoman
of the project Computational Fashion sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation at the Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in New
York. She is guest professor at the Aalto University in Helsinki and Chief Creative Officer of her own enterprise Moondial.moondial.comThe workshop is designed to appeal to pre-graduation students and to starters in design and the creative industries who are fascinated
by interdisciplinary work. Please apply for the workshop, which is limited to a maximum of 20 participants, with a motivation letter of maximally 500 characters to by 23 October 2013. Participation is free of charge. Any costs for material, if not available in the workshop, are to be borne by the participants.
The Body as Actuator
Bare Conductive / Matt Johnson (GB), Sabine Seymour (AT/US)
Wed, 30.10.2013, 10.00 am–6.00 pm
MAK DESIGN SPACE
VideosSCIENTIFIC SKIN feat. Bare Conductive in collaboration with Fabio Antinori + Alicja Pytlewska >>Artistic Explorations >>Scientific Concepts >>Contours >>
Thomas Geisler, Curator MAK Design Collection, Anne Zimmermann, concept and project management of departure Die Kreativagentur der Stadt Wien
In the context of design> neue strategien, a cooperation of MAK & departure The Creative Agency of the City of Vienna
WorkshopWednesday, 30. October 2013
10 a.m.6 p.m.
MAK DESIGN SPACE /
MAK Columned Main Hall
Stubenring 5, Vienna 1
Workshop in English
Participation is free of charge. Any costs for material, if not available in the workshop, are to be borne by the participants.
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