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Smart Couture

An evening on Art & Fashion Technology.

11
 
Nov 2020
 
19:00 to 23:00
location: V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media
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While military and medical applications still dominate the field of wearable technology, as circuitry becomes cheaper to produce, more flexible, and smaller in size, wearable tech is slowly entering our everyday lives. In this section of the crash course, we’ll look at the evolution of wearable technology, from industry and mass-produced fashion to avant-garde experiments in materiality and interactivity. Discover art’s long history of exploring and experimenting with smart textiles and other wearables, and join the dialogue on the bodily and social implications of becoming more connected through them. To help us with this we have invited special guests:

Alex Falk portrait

Alex Falk

After his Master’s of Business Innovation at Kaospilots, Alex found his way to V2_ through his passion for art and its capacity for instigating social change through artistic reflection. Alex started in the production team where he worked closely with artists and makers to build installations, exhibitions and events, and has since then filled a variety of roles at V2_. Currently the community catalyst and junior curator at V2_, he works to grow and strengthen the V2_Community by supporting artists and makers in our network and creating events, such as ‘A Crash Course in Art & Media Technology’, aimed at introducing V2_ to a wider audience. During this event Alex will present work and research from the V2_Lab & archive.

Ricardo Nascimento portrait

Ricardo O'Nascimento

Ricardo O'Nascimento is a fusionist designer. He investigates body-environment relations focused on interface development for worn devices, interactive installations, and hybrid environments. O'Nascimento is interested in a multidisciplinary approach to create new means of communication and experiences that challenge and enhance human perception. He is an expert in digital manufacturing, flexible systems, and wearables. With this experience, he continuously frequents universities and events throughout the globe for guest lectures and workshops. He is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at Loughborough University, where he is looking into how wearable technology and electronics textiles can create sensations on the body that impact on human experiences in daily life. He is the author of the book "Roupas inteligentes: combinando moda e tecnologia" published in Brazil in 2020. Ricardo will guide us on a journey through the past, present and possible future of Art & Fashion Technology.

Marina Toeters

Marina Toeters photo

Marina Toeters operates on the cutting edge of technology and fashion design. Through her business by-wire.net she stimulates collaboration between the fashion industry and technical innovators for a relevant fashion system and supportive garments for everyday use. She advises – via prototyping and a research through design approach – Philips Research, Holst Centre, fashion designers and others on product development. She designs and develops concepts to show the world how fashion could be. As a teacher, coach and researcher, she works for the fashion department in the University of the Arts Utrecht (HKU) and industrial design faculty in Eindhoven University of Technology. In 2019 Marina edited the book Unfolding Fashion Tech: Pioneers of Bright Futures and opened the Fashion Tech Farm, a studio, incubator and small-scale production facility for innovative fashion, based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

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19.00-23.00h (Talks start at 19.30, please be on time)
V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media, Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam
 
Due to current circumstances, only a limited number of visitors are able to attend this event in the V2_Space, so make sure to book your combi-tickets as soon as possible!



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