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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
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    OPEN CALL: Study eTextiles and Play

    Come study eTextiles in the context of play, theater, participatory performance, storytelling and material puppetry in Berlin!

    In march 2020 Hannah started a new job, and is now professor in the masters program Spiel&&Objekt (Play&&Object), situated in the contemporary puppetry department of Berlin’s performing arts university Ernst Busch. It’s a new program and our first round of 7 students are currently working on their final projects.

    Our open call for the next round of students is open now until May 18th!

    It’s a 2-year Master of Arts program with courses in:
    >> design&technology
    >> practice based artistic research
    >> speculative objects
    >> social architecture
    >> cultural management
    >> theory & practice

    The course contents I’m excited to prepare for future semesters include:
    >>>> eTextiles and wearables for participatory performances
    >>>> non-human actors and material agency
    >>>> making as a means of storytelling

    Here you can see and read a bit about who our permanent and visiting faculty are.

    Our blog and weekend readings give an impression of the topics we discuss and the events we attend.

    In this interview I talk about my own motivations for joining the program and ideas for upcoming curriculum.

    !The catch?
    Since teaching takes place in a mix of German and English language, attending the program requires advanced german language skills (level B2*).
    You can find out more details about the application requirements and process here:

    APPLICATION / BEWERBUNG >> spielundobjekt.de/bewerbung

    *You have a command of the essentials of German. You are capable of reading, writing and discussing difficult topics and work-related issues.
    The Goethe-Zertifikat B2 is a German exam for young people and adults. It certifies that candidates have acquired advanced language skills and corresponds to the fourth level (B2) of the six-level scale of competence laid down in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
    https://www.goethe.de/en/spr/kup/prf/prf/gb2.html


    IMPRESSIONS


    Battle Royal

    photos >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/plusea/albums/72157660506310992
    video >> https://vimeo.com/162536324

    human controller costumes:


    aesthetic explorations with conductive fabrics:

    introduction to textile sensors:

    learning to prototype and code:

    controlling a robot with textile sensors:


    Speculative Objects

    course taught by Clemens Winkler and Hannah Perner-Wilson

    photos >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/plusea/albums/72157712439878226









    All Your Base Are Belong To Me

    A participatory performance in which the audience are invited by “Generation Internet” to experience a highly aesthetisized version of the world today. The costumes for this piece were commissioned from and produced by the KOBA etextile tailor shop, the students were the performers.

    production documentation >> https://www.kobakant.at/KOBA/all-your-base-costumes/
    photos >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/plusea/sets/72157691737109641/


    Material_Adventures

    the boardgame >> https://www.plusea.at/?p=6605
    photos >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/plusea/albums/72157713698011278






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