MAKERS' SPACE: EXTENDED SENSES LAB - CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
FIBER hosts ‘Extended Senses Lab’
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.
EVENT: Thursday 22 May 2014, 10:00 – 20:00
Want to participate? Please send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
THE EXTENDED SENSES LAB
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.
GENERAL INFO ABOUT THE DAY
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.
Just to be clear: this is not a day of coding or soldering and it is not about sci-fi futurology: we will be hands-on designing and developing ideas based on current real-world situations, leading to immediately viable concepts within a game structure.
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.