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  • A Kit-of-No-Parts at Weissensee
  • Action Hero Tailoring
  • Adopting Swatches
  • All your segments are belong to me
  • Arduino meets Wearables Workshop
  • Bend, sew, touch, feel, read
  • Bike+Light Workshop
  • Card Weaving Workshop
  • Chic bend and Sleek stretch
  • Chip-Man-Band
  • Crochet and Code
  • DEAF: Crafting the Future Workshop
  • Designing for the loop Workshop
  • DressCode Workshop Shambala
  • DressCode Workshop Berlin
  • E-Textile Meet-up
  • E-Textile Open Lab at CNMAT
  • E-Textile Summer School in France
  • E-Textile Tooling: ohmHook
  • Electric Embroidery Tuesday
  • Hybrid Jewels
  • Electric Embroidery Monday
  • Electronic Textiles Live
  • Electronics as Material I
  • Electronics as Material II
  • Electronics as Material III
  • Electronics Surgery
  • E-Textile Pecha-Kucha at Schmiede
  • Elektronik und Handwerk
  • Embroidered Speaker Workshop
  • Engineers for Social Impact workshop at Mumbai : e-Diwali
  • E-Textile Knitting Circle
  • eTextile Summer Camp 2013
  • eTextile Summer Camp 2014
  • eTextile Summer Camp 2016
  • fabric meets electronics
  • Fabricademy: Soft Circuits and Textiles Sensors
  • From Swatches to Pockets
  • FT1 - Material Mechanisms for Utopian Uniforms
  • Tailoring with Electronic Textiles
  • Game controller hack
  • Games Workshop II
  • Handcrafting a textile sensor from scratch
  • Handcrafting Textile Mice
  • Handcrafting Textile Sensors from Scratch
  • Handcrafting Textile Sensors in Vienna
  • Human Hacked Orchestra
  • Human Nature Ritual at DiNaCon
  • In All Different Colors
  • Interactive Solar T-Shirt
  • Kinder Egg WishLab
  • Knitting, hacking, hanging, sound
  • LilyPad Arduino Programming
  • Sewing an electronic circuit
  • Making Textile Sensors from Scratch at TEI
  • Animating Textiles
  • Meet the Materials Workshop
  • Moving Textile
  • Nature's Wearables
  • Physical Computing Stammtisch
  • Piano T-Shirt
  • PIFpack Workshop
  • Pulp in Motion
  • Sensing with Textiles
  • Sewing Fabric Sensors
  • Smart Rituals
  • Soft & Tiny Pillow Speaker Workshop
  • Soft Interactive Technology 1 at KHB
  • Soft Sensors for Soft Bodies
  • Soft Sensors for Soft Bodies II
  • Soft & Tiny Arduino Workshop
  • Solar T-shirt Workshop
  • Sounding Textiles
  • Technical Intimacy
  • Technology + Textiles
  • The Sound of Nature
  • Tinkering with Textiles & Electronics
  • Tool time
  • Toy Piano T-shirt workshop
  • Traces with Origin Workshop
  • Transparent and Dangerous
  • Transparent and Dangerous II
  • Wearable sound experiment
  • Wearable Sound Experiment II
  • Wearable Sound Toy Orchestra
  • Wearable Studio Workshops at ARS
  • What can technology do for you?
  • Wish Lab Workshop
  • WishLab II Workshop
  • Embroidery gone Electronic
  • Woven Paper Cup Speaker Workshop
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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:

    From 2013-2015 Mika is 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

    Human Nature Ritual at DiNaCon

    July 1-7th 2018 during DiNaCon in Koh Lon, Thailand

    During DiNaCon, Hannah and Mika will continue the ritual of “Human Nature” – a persistent conversation between what we perceive ourselves to be and where we feel we belong. Technology is part of us, the result of our desire to shape the environments we live in, through this ritual we try to resolve our struggle between our love for technology and our love for nature.

    Human Nature sketches at PIFcamp

    Human Nature was first performed during PIFcamp 2017 in the Slovenian alps. This second instance of the ritual will be developed from scratch during the last week of DiNaCon, with anybody wishing to participate.

    Human Nature ritual performance at PIFcamp

    The ritual will start by exploring the local environment, scavenging for natural materials and investigating their electrical properties. We will also be gathering knowledge and inspiration from science, traditions and legends – anything that inspires us can be brought into the mix. The ritual will culminate on the last day of DiNaCon in a closing performance aimed at achieving a sense of resolution and shared experience.

    Andy and Hannah’s JungleLab in Madagascar

    Human Nature “lab” at PIFcamp

    We welcome anybody to join this process, especially if you:
    – can share knowledge about the local flora, fauna, traditions, legends
    – are skilled in building structures from natural materials
    – have an interest in wearable technology made from unusual materials
    – have ideas for how to combine electronics and natural materials
    – are struggling to resolve your love for technology and love for nature

    Wearable Studio Practice

    As part of the ritual processes of collecting materials, prototyping and building the props and costumes, we will go on day-trips around the island and spend time making in the wild. This mobile making will require us to carry our tools and work environments with us. In order to dress up for this part of the ritual we will explore aspects of a Wearable Studio Practice. Building wearable tools and infrastructure from natural materials that we can harvest along the way.

    “…there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.” (Carl Sagan)


    Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson have been collaborating since 2006, and in 2008 formed the collective KOBAKANT. Together, through their work, they explore the use of textile crafts and electronics as a medium for commenting on technological aspects of today’s “high-tech” society. KOBAKANT believes in the spirit of humoring technology, often presenting their work as a twisted criticism of the stereotypes surrounding textile craftsmanship and electrical engineering. KOBAKANT believes that technology exists to be hacked, handmade and modified by everyone to better fit our personal needs and desires.

    Human Nature: http://www.kobakant.at/?p=1107
    Wearable Studio Practice: http://wsp.plusea.at/
    KOBAKANT: http://www.kobakant.at
    KOBA E-Textiles Tailor Shop: http://www.kobakant.at/KOBA
    HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT: http://www.kobakant.at/DIY
    Nerding (mika): http://nerding.at/
    Plusea (hannah): http://plusea.at/

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