TECHNOLOGIES AND IMPROVISATION: Tools and Theories for Uncertain Futures

TECHNOLOGIES AND IMPROVISATION: Tools and Theories for Uncertain Futures

  Between 7-9 of February 2018 I  took part in the "Technologies and Improvisation: Tools and Theories for Uncertain Futures" Nordic Summer University Ad Hoc Symposium, at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.  The aim of the symposium was to bring together theorists, designers and technologists. We discussed practices of making and the social and cultural impact of future technologies. The addressed questions were: How can philosophical questions support the...

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WEAR Sustain Open Call 2 Launch Event at ENSAD (Paris)

WEAR Sustain Open Call 2 Launch Event at ENSAD (Paris)

On 22 of November 2017 I was invited to speak to the Paris launch of WEAR sustain, a new €3m pan-European project that aims to shift the development of the wearables and e-textile landscape towards a more sustainable and ethical approach. The event hosted by ENSAD Paris addressed the future of ethical and sustainable wearables and e-textiles and was the occasion to announce the project’s second Open Call to fund wearables and smart textiles concepts that address ethics and sustainability....

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KAUNAS BIENNALE

KAUNAS BIENNALE

Following Janis Jefferies and Karen Gaskill invitation, I took part between 20-21 of September 2015 in the Sonic Pattern and Textility of Code Seminar along with Myrto Karanika, Fabio Lattanzi Antinori, David Littler, James Bulley and Alex McLean. The seminar was organized in the frame of Kaunas Biennale and supported by British Council. Bellow is the program of the seminar.   PROGRAMME: Seminar: 10.30am – 4.30pm, Monday 21st September, 2015...

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ARTFUL SPARK TALK, FURTHERFIELD, LONDON

ARTFUL SPARK TALK, FURTHERFIELD, LONDON

  On 15th of September I made a presentation of “An Internet of Soft Things” project in the frame of Artful Spark, Furtherfield, London. Artful Spark is a new series of quarterly events facilitating better communication and collaboration between creative technologists and arts/media professionals* Artful Spark is not a sales pitch or a soapbox, but a way for people who might not know about projection mapping or haptic controllers to see technologies demo’d and discuss their...

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E-TEXTILES SUMMER CAMP 2015

E-TEXTILES SUMMER CAMP 2015

  Photo credits: Joanna Bletcher   Back from Paillard (France) and the E-textiles Summer Camp 2015. Great meeting of e-textiles makers and designers! I was part of Industrialisation focus group together with Ebru Kurbak, Mili Tharakan, Becky Stewart. We concentrate on the parallel between textiles and electronics manufacturing processes and we looked at possible paths to follow in the process of industrialising the e-textiles. There were interesting debates...

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SIGNAL TO NOISE AND GHOST VEIL

SIGNAL TO NOISE AND GHOST VEIL

  SIGNAL TO NOISE and GHOST VEIL : presentation of two artistic researches on reconstructing the “otherness” based on archive means  OSA Lectures, Open Society Archives, Budapest, Hungary, 12 March 2015.   „Signal to Noise” and “Ghost Veil” are two installations part of “Repertories of (in)discreetness” project initiated by Tincuta Heinzel and Ioana Macrea-Toma. The project has its starting point in the archive of Radio Free Europe from the Open Society Archivum in Budapest. It...

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NANOTEXTILES OR THE AESTHETICS OF WEARWELLNESS

NANOTEXTILES OR THE AESTHETICS OF WEARWELLNESS

NANOTEXTILES OR THE AESTHETICS OF WEARWELLNESS MutaMorphosis Conference - Tribute to Uncertainty International Conference - December 6-8, 2012, Prague, Czech Republic.   Abstract: There is no doubt that the development of nano-sciences and nano-technologies would have not been possible without the invention of a number of visualization instruments (like STM – Scanning Tunneling Microscope and AFM – Atomic Force Microscope). This fact had established a precedent which makes us to speak of...

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ARTISTS IN INDUSTRY. THE ROLE OF DESIGN IN THE DIGITAL ERA

ARTISTS IN INDUSTRY. THE ROLE OF DESIGN IN THE DIGITAL ERA

ARTISTS IN INDUSTRY. THE ROLE OF DESIGN IN THE DIGITAL ERA (2012) International Conference, Bucharest, November 1 -, 2012 Location: Sala Frescelor, University of Architecture and Urbanism Bucharest Website: http://conference.artistsinindustry.com     Synopsis: Thinking critically about design is a way to understand the relationship between the contemporary person, his peers and the world - the way things are produced and consumed. This is due to the fact that the term ‘design’ today...

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ART, SPACE AND MEMORY IN THE DIGITAL ERA

ART, SPACE AND MEMORY IN THE DIGITAL ERA

ART, SPACE AND MEMORY IN THE DIGITAL ERA - CONFERENCE (2007) Dates : 4 – 6 October 2007 Locations : Studio Astra / *.ARTLABS Centrala termica 3, Sibiu.     Synopsis: The Art, Space and Technology in the Digital Era Conference proposes an international debate around the relation between art and technology in the contemporary digital age. It specially underlines the impact of new media on our life. The digital technologies have created a new model of perception of the diverse aspects...

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