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News on V2_ related events and activities.

Anouk Wipprecht: Made in China

Joris van Ballegooijen — Jul 09, 2012

Dutch fashion designer and former V2_ “Summer Sessionista” Anouk Wipprecht is in Beijing to lead a Wearable Technology workshop at Tsingua University.

E-Textile Waste

Piem Wirtz — Jun 27, 2012

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 ...

Selected Projects Summer Sessions 2012

Joris van Ballegooijen — Sep 17, 2012

A brief introduction to the projects selected for Summer Sessions 2012.

Honorary Mention for Protei at Ars Electronica 2012

Joris van Ballegooijen — Jun 04, 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

Piem Wirtz — Jul 25, 2012

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 ...

DEAF2012 Workshops

Joris van Ballegooijen — Apr 20, 2012

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.

30 Years V2_

Joris van Ballegooijen — May 19, 2012

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.

Julien Maire in residence at V2_ and Transmedia Brussel

Joris van Ballegooijen — Apr 18, 2012

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.

Celebrating Democracy

Joris van Ballegooijen — Mar 05, 2015

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 ...

V2_Lab Welcomes Valia Fetisov

Piem Wirtz — Mar 29, 2012

The Lab has started a collaboration with the Russian LABORATORIA - Art and Science Space.

Is Wearable Tech Just Bad Fashion?

Piem Wirtz — Mar 08, 2012

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, ...

Summer Camp on Master Craftsmanship

Piem Wirtz — Jun 24, 2012

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 ...

TK 730 at TEI 2012

Joris van Ballegooijen — Feb 15, 2012

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 ...

Protei Presentation at MARIN

Arie Altena — Jan 24, 2012

On Friday January 20th Piem Wirtz and Alvaro Takiuti presented Protei at the Natural Propulsion Seminar of the Dutch Maritime Research Institute (MARIN).

Performative Wearables

Piem Wirtz — Dec 06, 2011

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 ...

Fashioningtech.com Features V2_ Summer Sessions

Piem Wirtz — Dec 06, 2011

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 ...

50 Years of Dutch Media Art at STRP

Joris van Ballegooijen — Nov 29, 2011

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.

Dick Raaymakers wins Art+Technology Award 2011

Joris van Ballegooijen — Oct 26, 2011

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 ...

Anouk Wipprecht on Intimacy 2.0

Joris van Ballegooijen — Oct 19, 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 Wins 3rd Prize in VIDA 13.2 Competition

Joris van Ballegooijen — Oct 05, 2012

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.

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