Rotterdam based V2_ ‘Institute for the Unstable Media’, will host coming May highly interesting events around Wearable Electronic.
On May 16-17 Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson (aka KOBAKANT) will give a two-day workshop on DIY wearable technology. The workshop will put the emphasis on DIY techniques and performing arts and is aiming to provide participants with hands-on experience on DIY wearable technologies.
Participation fee for the workshop is €50,- and the application deadline is May 3.
The outcome of the workshop will be presented during the Test_Lab: Fashionable Technology event which will be held on May 20 in Rotterdam as well.
Wearable technology experts Sabine Seymour (Fashionable Technology), Mark Coeckelbergh, Aram Bartholl, Francesca Rosella and Ryan Genz (CuteCircuit), Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson (KOBAKANT) will discuss during the ‘Test_Lab: Fashionable Technology’ event the sociological aspects and impacts wearable technologies will have. The event program specifically mentions a highly interesting question: ‘what happens when these garments fall prey to fashion hackers?!‘
Maybe we need a firewall and virus scanner to protect our shirts and bags in future?
The admission is free and the discussion starts at 8pm (CET) on May 20th. If you can not make it personally to Rotterdam there is the option of following this discussion live at http://live.v2.nl
More details about these two events at http://www.v2.nl