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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

    soft soft

    This workshop is part of a course at the Ernst Busch Hochschule in Berlin.
    It is only open to students of Spiel&&Objekt.

    SOFT TECHNOLOGIES FOR SOFT BODIES is a 2week course and a place for *making-believe* that SOFTness is the solution to our HARD problems. we will set ourselves up to indulge this fantasy so that we may learn what we can from the SOFT things that surround us. including our own soft squishy bodies.

    week1 ::: design & technologie modul
    week2 ::: spiel und theater modul

    Photos >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/plusea/albums/72157718216534813

    week1 (2days) ::: what is SOFT technology?

    we’ll begin by collectively defining what SOFT technology is.
    what is SOFT technology?
    maybe it helps to start building some SOFT technology yourself.
    we will build SOFT sensors and replace our HARD computer interfaces with SOFT ones.
    we will use these SOFT interfaces.
    what will we use them for?
    to draw? to doodle? to click? to select? …
    what will we draw? what will we click?
    how will we select?

    what is SOFT technology?

    week2 (5days) ::: collective *making-believe*

    our collective SOFT technology definition becomes the basis for a collective *making-believe*.
    what is this world like in which SOFT technology has solved all our HARD problems? how can we set ourselves up to experience this world first hand?

    in this week we will plan and play in order to create an experience of our SOFTSOFT world.

    what is it like in our SOFTSOFT world?


    what is SOFT technology?

    collective whiteboard space >> https://wbo.ophir.dev/boards/dS6GJYlycdk86TlP8k-nVTksF4yfECeKsviR-1WDbro-#1270,470,0.1

    S&&O KIT
    S&&O KIT

    softsoft KIT
    softsoft KIT

    >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=8171
    breathing belt

    kinesiotape sensor


    Flora install >> https://learn.adafruit.com/getting-started-with-flora/overview

    HID >> https://gtt.ufg.at/fff2019/human-interface-device-hid/


    collective *making-believe*


    Theramin – IS AIR SOFT?

    Laurie Anderson Drum Dance


    LIZZY – 3D Drum Dress – live in Berlin

    Massage me

    Perfect Human
    >> https://www.kobakant.at/?category_name=work

    Mimu Gloves
    >> mimugloves.com/

    MIT researchers develop temporary tattoos that can control smartphones

    Google’s Project Jaquard

    Dear Google…. response to above

    KOBA – ETextile Tailor Shop


    Elektronische Textilien als Material und Werkzeug_
    Hannah Perner-Wilson, Irene Posch, 2020
    “Welche Fasern leiten Strom? Wie schauen Fäden aus Metall aus? Welche Flächen können als Sensoren ver- wendet werden? Elektronische Textilien, manchmal auch Smart Textiles genannt, beschreiben die Integration von elektronischen Funktionalitäten in textiles Material. Dadurch lassen sich Sensoren und Schaltkreise aus Textil umsetzen. Diese können weich und kleidsam sein; sie können in Alltagsgegenstände verwebt werden und dadurch neue Funktionen ausführen; und sie bieten durch die neuartige Verbindung von Elektronik und Textil die Möglichkeit, die Qualitäten dieser Disziplinen neu zu denken!”
    >> gtt.ufg.at/e-textilien-material-werkzeug

    “an interactive database for wearables development & information awareness. It includes Research – Tutorials – Patents – Concepts and Aesthetic approaches used by the wearables community to inspire & boost the wearables development from different field perspectives.”
    >> http://chimerawearables.com/

    Stitching Worlds

    Art as We Don’t Know It

    Art as We Don’t Know It

    The CHEMARTS Cookbook

    The CHEMARTS Cookbook

    Meet the Materials

    This site features a curriculum developed around the television series, Halt and Catch Fire (2014-2017), a fictional narrative about people working in tech during the 1980s-1990s.

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