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Do you want to be part of the Extended Senses Lab during DEAF? Apply Now!

EVENT @ DEAF 2014: Thursday 22 May 2014, 10:00 – 20:00

Call for interaction designers, industrial designers, architects, media artists and creative technologists who are working with the human body, human senses, wearables or sensor technology and would like to co-create new concepts together.


Want to participate? Please send a mail to

Please include your name, a short background and professional skills, your motivation to join and any previous knowledge of sensor technology and any web links you may have (site/blog/linkedin/vimeo).

Costs: Students € 35,- / Professionals € 55,- (lunch, coffee / tea / cold beverages, snacks are included). Materials will be provided, but a laptop is recommended.


Various forms of extending human senses with the use of low-cost sensors and easy-access networks are becoming available to more and more of us. Artists and designers working with open tools (Arduino, Processing, OpenFrameworks etc) are creating new interfaces to operate, perform and navigate within networked environments. Through technology we can sense new aspects of our surrounding and we can enhance or distort our perception and interaction with the world around. The Extended Senses Lab invites artists/designers working in the field to develop a scenario or prototype, which explores ways we could experience through and within these networks. Introduced and guided by Tomasz Jaskiewitz (TUDelft/Superspace) the participants will go hands-on, designing and developing ideas based on current real-world situations, leading to immediately viable concepts.


This one-day lab is a hands-on work session during which a selected group of makers will work on the design of a concept, prototype or scenario for an artwork or product around the Extended Senses theme. The result of the lab will be a presentation of a numbers of concepts for artworks or products, which will be documented and presented to an audience. This lab at DEAF Biennale is organised with the support of DEAF and The New Institute and is part of FIBER’s Coded Matter(s): Extended Senses event, which takes place on the first of June together with De Brakke Grond in Amsterdam.


About the LAB leader: Tomasz Jaskiewicz

Tomasz is an architect, interaction designer, academic researcher and educator. Since 2005 he holds master degrees of architecture and urban design from the Gdansk University of Technology and TU Delft. In 2013 he finished his PhD research at TU Delft, Architecture, Hyperbody section, where he developed an integrated design framework for development of evolving interactive architectural ecosystems. In 2013 he also co-founded the company Hive Systems, developing software solutions for design and deployment of interactive systems, Since February 2014 he is assistant professor of interactive design prototyping at the Industrial Design Engineering faculty of TU Delft.