This months's eTextile workspace started out with three presentations around the topic of recycling textiles and e-waste. Producers of eTextiles already encounter recycling problems on small scale productions of prototypes, so there should be a discussion to find recycling solutions before eTextiles and wearables start to be mass produced.
A brief introduction to the projects selected for Summer Sessions 2012.
Protei, the project by Open Sailing, co-developed at V2_, received an Honorary Mention from 2012 Ars Electronica in the category "Hybrid Art".
Beta Textiles is the notion that textiles do not only consist of their material shape, but are also defined by some sort of code like knitting or weaving patterns. And if you consider textiles as code, could Open Source philosophy apply to the textile itself?
As part of DEAF2012 a series of workshops will be organized on augmented reality, wearable technology and ecology. Each workshop will be led by artists and specialists in the field. Places are limited, it is important to register early.
V2_ turns 30! We’ll celebrate this milestone in a range of ways this year, starting with the DEAF festival’s closing club night at WORM, May 19.
V2_ has initiated a new artist-in-residence program in which the V2_Lab will partner with art education institutions. Julien Maire started as V2_/Transmedia artist-in-residence.
Thanks to The People Speak and all participants who were responsible for a remarkable democratic decision on December 1 last year, we will unveil a plaque celebrating democracy and commemorating Test_Lab: Who Wants to Be ...? on the facade of V2_ at Friday, April 13, 2012, 16:30.
The Lab has started a collaboration with the Russian LABORATORIA - Art and Science Space.
Wearable Technology is often criticized to be merely 'bad fashion'. Being on the verge of art, fashion and technology, one could argue it is therefor not real fashion. Or at least not attractive in it's design. In this e-Textile Workspace edition, we have invited nine fashion masters from ArtEZ Institute of the Arts to discuss this from a fashion point of view.
A selected group of textile designers, DIY hackers and E-Textile experts have been invited by The Swedish School of Textiles to discuss the role of craft in wearable technology. This 4-day hands-on workshop explored the topic of ‘Future E-Textiles Master Craftsmanship’. V2_ was present with four delegates from the eTextile Workspace.
TK 730 from the E-Textile workspace is part of the sixth international conference TEI, which focuses on the latest results in tangible, embedded, and embodied interaction. TEI 2012 takes place from 19th to 22nd February at Queen's Human Media Lab in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
On Friday January 20th Piem Wirtz and Alvaro Takiuti presented Protei at the Natural Propulsion Seminar of the Dutch Maritime Research Institute (MARIN).
Since wearable technology pieces are often designed to be interactive, and in most cases are presented to an audience in some sort of way, we thought it was interesting to do a thought experiment: can every ‘wearable’ be considered a performative work, and can this approach help to design and create more meaningful projects?
Guest blogger for "fashioningtech.com" Valerie Lamontagne interviewed this year's participants of V2_'s Summer Session program about the works they developed. Each day, from today on, Valerie will publish one interview on Syuzi Pakhchyan's famous blog. Stay tuned!
With seven installations on show at the popular STRP festival – kicking off again in Eindhoven on Friday, November 18 – V2_ can call itself an official purveyor of 50 years of media art in the Netherlands.
Composer and theatre maker Dick Raaymakers is to receive the Witteveen+Bos Art+Technology Award 2011 for his entire oeuvre. The award ceremony will take place in the Bergkerk Church in Deventer on November 10, 2011 and will be celebrated with a Raaymakers exhibition which will run until December 4, 2011.
Anouk Wipprecht, fashion designer and former "Summer Sessionista" at V2_Lab, talks about the new designs she made for the successful Intimacy series together with Studio Roosegaarde.
Protei has won third place in the Vida 13.2 Art & Artificial Life International Competition. The project, represented by Cesar Harada will receive €8,000 and will be part of an exhibition in Madrid.
The Dutch Electronic Art Festival - DEAF - makes a big come back next year. The 2012 edition of DEAF takes place from May 16 till June 3 in both Rotterdam and Amsterdam, and explores ‘The Power of Things’.