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5:00pm to 7:00pm, Thursday April 28, 2011
Exhibition of projects from 2010-11 OCAD U Wearable Technology courses
“The new technologies, with their new machines, new images and interactive screens, do not alienate me. Rather, they form an integrated circuit with me.”
Technosapien is a exhibit of projects from the 2010-2011 OCAD U Wearable Technology courses. These projects explore how wearable forms of technology can act as interfaces that connect the human body and the complex world that surrounds us.
Areas of investigation include fashion, jewelry, wearable forms that enhance athletic performance, products that enhance the quality of daily living, and performance art. Although a diverse range of projects, they thematically intersect through the desire to help humans arrive at a point of greater satisfaction or communicate unrealized desires of the body and mind. Using sensory responses, smart textiles, microcontroller circuitry, and programmed interactions, these projects elicit emotionally rich experiences that engage with inherent human behavior.
About the courses:
GDES 3B16 Wearable Technology 1:
Wearable Technology sits at the intersection of design, art, craft, and emerging technologies. This studio course focuses on the human body as interface and display. It provides a hands-on introduction to basic tools and techniques for incorporating technology into garments and accessories. Through prototyping and experimentation, students will learn to create well-executed and engaging wearables.
GDES 3B44 Wearable Technology 2:
Wearable Technology 2 provides an in-depth exploration of practices and topics relating to the intersection of the human body and technology. This studio course focuses on project-driven research and hands-on experimentation with established and emerging materials, methods, and techniques. Through prototyping and iterative design, students will learn to create conceptually and technically sophisticated pieces.
Information about the Wearable Technology Undergraduate Minor can be found at the link below.
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