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    Content by Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson
    E-Textile Tailor Shop by KOBAKANT
    The following institutions have funded our research and supported our work:

    Since 2020, Hannah is guest professor of the Spiel&&Objekt Master's program at the University of Performing Arts Ernst Busch in Berlin

    From 2013-2015 Mika was a guest professor at the eLab at Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee

    From July - December 2013 Hannah was a researcher at the UdK's Design Research Lab

    From 2010-2012 Mika was a guest researcher in the Smart Textiles Design Lab at The Swedish School of Textiles

    From 2009 - 2011 Hannah was a graduate student in the MIT Media Lab's High-Low Tech research group led by Leah Buechley

    In 2009 Hannah and Mika were both research fellows at the Distance Lab

    Between 2003 - 2009 Hannah and Mika were both students at Interface Cultures
    We support the Open Source Hardware movement. All our own designs published on this website are released under the Free Cultural Works definition

    E-Textile Pecha-Kucha at Schmiede

    This is not a workshop!

    On Friday September 11th from 18:30-21:00 we will organize an E-Textile Pecha-Kucha at Schmiede – please email us if you are interested in presenting your work.

    Schmiede program >> http://issuu.com/schmiede/docs/schmiede15programm


    Electronic Textiles and Wearable Technology Pecha-Kucha

    Friday, September 11th 18:30-21:00 at Schmiede


    Hannah, Mika, Irene – Introduction (intro to e-textiles and wearable tech, some kind of framing of presentations….)


    Irene Posch – Stitching Worlds
    >> http://stitchingworlds.net/

    Tamer – Hope
    I have a presentation and will be bringing also some samples. I think a 10-15 minute talk.
    >> http://www.tameraslan.net/

    Melanie Thews – Antigone
    Description: Antigone was a performance created at Schmiede 2014. The solo dance was intended as a metaphoric reflection on the current political climate in Greece. The dancer was able to interact with the set by tugging on stretch sensors sewn into hanging sheets of material. The input from these sensors then affected the images projected onto the sheets.
    >> http://littlewebgiants.com/author/melanie/

    KOBKAKANT – How To Get What You Want
    Involving the Machines (ITM) was a research project that resulted in a collection of woven conductive fabrics. Besides their aesthetic pattern designs, these conductive fabrics possess various electrical properties such as continuous and separated areas of conductivity or resistance, pressure sensitive properties and tilt sensing capabilities.
    >> http://howtogetwhatyouwant.at
    >> http://www.kobakant.at


    Tatiana – Fouri Dal Trecciato
    carpet, performance…

    Irene and Hannah – E-Textile Tooling
    What kinds of specialized tools could E-Textile practitioners use? Being an interdisciplinary trade, many tools of our trade come from either electrical engineering or textile practices. Can we imagine and build unique tools that would fulfill needs unique to the practice of E-Textiles? How would and could these tools look like? And would tools that better fit the practice advance creation within the practice?
    >> http://etextile-summercamp.org/2015/documentation-tools-for-practitioners/
    >> http://toolswewant.at/

    Florian Egermann – Wearables

    Elena Carr – concept
    An idea I’ve had in mind for a long time…. a peer pressure straitjacket (german ‘gruppenzwangsjacke’). tested before, now thinking if it would be possible to add something a little uncomfortable or unpleasant to it via wearable technology?


    Margaret Westby — Wearable and Wireless Technologies for Movement Practice/Dance Performance
    I will talk briefly about four artistic projects that have explored biosensors, wearable and wireless technology to illuminate more about our bodily/physiological data (inside through out) through movement practices. The first is Orbital Resonance, my own work from 2014 that is an exploration into responsive environments and live performance. The second is a residency/workshop that is still in progress for a final event entitled “Hacking the Body” initiated in 2015 with media artist/curator/lecturer in digital media Camille Baker and choreographer/media artist Kate Sicchio. The third is a dance performance by NYC Indelible Dance Company and designer Mary Huang from 2010 entitled Illuminate inspired by the Big Bang theory. The fourth comes from Simon Fraser University between 2002-2005 by Thecla Schiphorst and her research lab Whispers entitled Exhale, an interactive installation with responsive skirts.
    >> http://orbitalresonance.weebly.com/
    >> https://hackingthebody.wordpress.com/
    >> https://vimeo.com/14998815
    >> http://www.sfu.ca/~tschipho/exhale/index.html

    Lilla Magyari – concept
    I have a project in mind where dancers could wear a suit (or any other form of piece of clothing) which contains vibrating stimulation devices which can be controlled via bluetooth from outside (e.g. by audience members of a performance, by measured brain activity pattern of spectators or of other dancers or of the dancer itself…etc.). The idea to have a performance suit for dancer which is interactively receiving input.

    Katja und Andrea – LEDies (performance)
    Two mysterious, luminescent sculptures create an abstract atmosphere with a curiously beautiful “Live Art Motion”. Through a spontaneous and unexpected invasion of the homogenous field that is the human mass, a stress field results between spectator and performer. In this invisible, 3-dimensional kinetic sphere, a mystical dance begins between two cells suffused with light, through which the dependency between them and the public becomes apparent. A constant transformation creates the illusion of two beings in their cocoons who influence and attract each other and define their limits anew over and over again.
    >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS1SZn37NQc
    >> www.theledies.com

    Christoph Dorfer – EL Beanies
    made at schmiede last year. now for sale:-)

    Samvida and Viktor – projection+textiles
    Stage design projecting on Mosquito Nets. Example the mapping of a wedding dress in India. Content creation side: footage documenting different traditional weaving/printing/Batik, creating carpets, and tapestry images. Idea for a Carpet MIDI-Controller. A sensor based midi, with which different prints on the carpet can elicit different images as we touch them. An interactive mixing of images with a textile Carpet. This is just an idea.

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