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Auger Loizeau James Auger, Jimmy Loizeau (Auger Loizeau) project, critical, body
James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau have been collaborating on projects since the concept of the Audio Tooth Implant was first conceived in October 2000. Industrial Design heretofore has mostly been concerned with the process of bringing products to market, making them desirable and therefore saleable. With a slight sideways step: removing the commercial aspect from the requirements of the object, it can adopt a whole different agenda, questioning the process that gives birth to it rather than blindly conforming to it. In this way design can comment on consumer culture, the role of products and the ubiquity and function of technology. It becomes a tool for questioning rather than problem solving. Through the development and dissemination of speculative and critical products and services we hope to instigate a broader analysis of what it means to exist in a technology rich environment both today and in the near future.
Body Pixel Deborah Hustic technology, interviews, wearable, blog, artist, beta
Deborah Hustic aka body pixel – artist, blogger, web dreamer… working with analogue and digital media. Holds MA in Comparative Literature and Ethnology, thesis on the topic of Butoh. Trained in graphic design; workshops in the fields of photography, dance, computer arts, semantic web, podcasts, textile arts, dance criticism, wearable technology, etc. For 15 years involved in new media. Interested in interactive performance and motion, wearable technology and the usage of new media art in performative context, DIY and free culture movement.
Digital Media Culture Lab Catherine Elvin (Culture Lab-Newcastle University) research, lab, culture, digital media
The Digital Media Master of Research (MRes) programme is a flexible, creative course in the latest interactive technologies, new media theory, and exploratory media art practice. Working closely with Digital Media staff members, the course offers a supportive community for practice-based research, encouraging innovation and active engagement with the wider cultural sector.
e-t+t Zane Berzina (ETT=Electronic-Text+Textiles) print, interdisciplinary, platform, cloth, electronic technologies.
e-text+textiles (e-t+t) is a non-governmental non-profit organization with its physical office in Riga, Latvia. e-t+t is an interdisciplinary platform facilitating artistic investigation and production in the fields of literature, language, textiles, and material culture, promoting expression at the intersections of print, cloth, and electronic technologies.
ENSCI (Ecole Nationale Superieure de Creation Industrielle) 1982 institute, industrial design, school
Founded in 1982, Les Ateliers-Paris Design Institute (Ecole Nationale Superieure de Creation Industrielle) is the only French national Institute exclusively devoted to industrial design. A public commercial and industrial establishment supervised by the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Industry, it broadened its activities to include two other degree programmes in 1985 and 1993: first the Atelier National díArt Textile (ANAT), then a specialist Masterís degree in ìDesign and contemporary technologyî, the denomination of which has recently been modified.
Fashion Cultures: Theories, Explorations and Analysis Stella Bruzzi 2001 expositions, art, shopping mall, catwalk, book, contemporary culture, fashion culture
From the catwalk to the shopping mall, from the big screen to the art museum, fashion plays an increasingly central role in contemporary culture. Fashion Cultures investigates why we are so fascinated by fashion and the associated spheres of photography, magazines and television, and shopping.
Fashioning Technology Syuzi Pakhchyan 2008 collaborations, research, projects, fashion world, news, arduino, wearable technology, diy, workshop, book, blog, events, conference, free, crafts, trends
Syuzi Pakhchyan is an User Experience Designer, robotics instructor, writer, blogger and a seasoned tinkerer working and residing in Los Angeles, CA. Her work explores the intersection of culture and technology through the research, investigation and design of technological systems and interactions for a range of cultural contexts.
Feeding the eye: essays Anne Hollander 1999 haute couture, film, fashion, fantasy, erotic, emotional, designers, dance, creative culture, couture, costume, corsets, clothes, Chanel, artistic, androgyny, aesthetic, actual, book, look, mode, modern, performance, photographs, social style
Since the advent of cinema, visual art has tended to be perceived as if it were in motion. Artists now create less often in fresco or carved stone and more on film and tape, on the dance stage, or in the ever changing, ever moving medium of clothes. In this remarkable collection, Anne Hollander ranges over art of the twentieth and other centuries with unusual depth of historical insight to explore these rich, diverse visual treasures and the underlying themes that connect them.
High-Low Tech Leah Buechley (MIT Media Lab) manufacturing processes, physical materials, intersection of computation, future of technology, new cultural, building technologies, design, cultures, processes, high and low technological materials, MIT Media Lab, group, traditional crafts, electronic applications, wearable, tools, interaction design, people, students
The High-Low Tech group integrates high and low technological materials, processes, and cultures. Our primary aim is to engage diverse audiences in designing and building their own technologies by situating computation in new cultural and material contexts, and by developing tools that democratize engineering.
Illutron (Illutron artists cooperative) fire, music, installation art, event platform, worshop, culture house, art, artist cooperative, light, dance, film
illutron artists cooperative runs the art ship illutron - a floating culture house, workshop and event platform for installation art, music, fire, light, dance, film and more. The former entrepreneur platform, 480 tons of steel and 4 levels with a total 800 m2 of space, was bought in 2007 by the artists behind Half Machine. It is located at Teglholmen, Copenhagen South Harbour.
Interaction Design Department (Domus Academy) academy, school, ICT
The Master course in I-Design comes from a challenge: to bring the originality of Italian Design in the world of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The course represents the natural evolution of a series of training and research initiatives developed in Domus Academy since 1983 on theme of technological innovation and on the design of intangible relations with interactive objects and services. It is part of a permanent laboratory on the themes of digital information with the culture of design at its centre, intended as knowledge of the changing world and as a way of learning by designing.
Interface Culture (Kunst Universitat Linz-Department of Media) interface, artist, researcher, students, university, school
Acting as creative artists and researchers, students learn how to advance the state of the art of current interface technologies and applications. Through interdisciplinary research and team work, they also develop new aspects of interface design including its cultural and social applications. The themes elaborated under the Master's programme in relation to interactive technologies include Interactive Environments, Interactive Art, Ubiquitous Computing, game design, VR and MR environments, Sound Art, Media Art, Web-Art, Software Art, HCI research and interaction design.
ISEA Dr. Andreas Broeckmann (ISEA 2010) 2010 event, symposium, conference, electronic, art
The International Symposium on Electronic Art is one of the most important festivals for digital and electronic art. Being one of the projects of RUHR.2010 European Capital of Culture, the symposium will be held in Germany for the first time this year! At several venues in the cities of Dortmund, Essen and Duisburg, the festival presents current works and debates in Media Art worldwide. To that end, international artists and scholars will meet in the Ruhr metropolitan area. More than one hundred speakers will present recent developments in contemporary art and digital culture and exchange ideas with local creatives. From 20 to 22 August 2010 at PACT Zollverein in Essen - from 23 to 27 August 2010 in Dortmund - from 28 to 29 August 2010 in Duisburg
KnoWear Peter Allen, Carla Ross Allen 2000 product design, new media initiatives, culture, studio
New York City designers Peter Allen and carla Ross Allen co-founded the KnoWear design studio in 2000, in an effort to explore new possibilities in design that look beyond traditional boundaries and broaden its relevance within such practice as product design, new media initiatives and culture.
Lost Values (Distance Lab) 2008 events, collaborations, designers, team, craft, technology, distance lab, shop online, wearable, jewellery, interiors, lighting, type wear, diy, solar, costumized, limited editions, previews, news, smart textile, garment, apparel
-Founded and Directed by designer-maker Elena Corchero, Lost Values holds the vision of innovating craft by melding it with technology and vice versa, to inspire a future where design is environmental and emotional yet smart and playful. Qualities that she believes are important aspects of life but are being forgotten in the quest for faster and more convenient products. - Distance Lab is a creative research organisation bringing together digital media technology, design and the arts to redefine and overcome the disadvantages of distance in learning, health care, relationships, culture and other domains.
Making is Connecting David Gauntlett DIY, media, book, textile
In Making is Connecting, David Gauntlett argues that through making things, people engage with the world and create connections with each other. Both online and offline, we see that people want to make their mark on the world, and to make connections. During the previous century, the production of culture became dominated by professional elite producers. But today, a vast array of people are making and sharing their own ideas, videos, and other creative material online, as well as engaging in real-world crafts, art projects, and hands-on experiences. Gauntlett argues that we are seeing a shift from a 'sit-back-and-be-told culture' to a 'making-and-doing culture'. People are rejecting traditional teaching and television, and making their own learning and entertainment instead. Drawing on evidence from psychology, politics, philosophy, and economics, he shows how this shift is necessary and essential for the happiness and survival of modern societies.
Margarita Benitez Margarita Benitez solo show, designer, installations, diy, materials, technology, interactive textiles, critical media, data sonifications, group show, internationally
Her current studio investigations are in interactive installations, DIY culture, experiments with materials and technology to create works that combine high/low tech, wearables and interactive textiles as critical media and data sonifications (with Markus Vogl). Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows internationally.
MIT-Media Lab (MIT-Media Lab) 1985 researcher group, atelier, scientists, artists, engineers, lab designers, human capabilities, transform, everyday life, emerging technologies, research, MIT, doing, developing technologies, social, design, interaction, new possibilities
The MIT Media Lab applies an unorthodox research approach to envision the impact of emerging technologies on everyday lifeótechnologies that promise to fundamentally transform our most basic notions of human capabilities. Unconstrained by traditional disciplines, Lab designers, engineers, artists, and scientists work atelier-style in close to 30 research groups conducting more than 400 projects that range from neuroengineering, to how children learn, to developing the city car of the future. Lab researchers foster a unique culture of learning by doing, developing technologies that empower people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all societies, to design and invent new possibilities for themselves and their communities.
NIMk (NIMk-The Netherlands Media Art Institute) collection, research, presentation, media art, visual arts, technologies, application, institute, cultural, social
The Netherlands Media Art Institute (NIMk) promotes the wide development, application and distribution of, and reflection on new technologies in the visual arts. The Netherlands Media Art Institute supports media art in three core areas: presentation, research and collection, and through its facilities provides extensive services for artists and art institutions. Associated with this are educational programmes, which are developed for all activities. The NIMk is supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the city of Amsterdam
O'Neill Brecht Swanenberg (O'Neill) apparel, new material, youthlifestyle, boardriding coulture, innovations, innovative products, lifestyle, sport, brand, garment, clothing, integrate technology, microcontroller
Today, OíNeill can be found the world over. In touch with its rich heritage and the universal stoke of boardriding culture, OíNeill will always be committed to progressing that evolution and growing its reputation as one of the worldís leading youth lifestyle brands Brecht Swanenberg is innovation manager at O'Neill
Platforms Norene Leddy (The Aphrodite Project Team) 2000 social sculpture, wearable, shoes, sex, DIY, platform, community
Platforms, the latest series of work in the ongoing Aphrodite Project, is a social sculpture: an interactive, wearable device that is a conceptual homage to the cult of the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, a practical object for contemporary sex workers, and a vehicle for public dialogue. An integrated system of shoes and online services, Platforms draws on innovations made by venerated courtesans from antiquity to improve conditions of 21st century women. Despite advances in culture and technology, sex workers are now perceived to be outlaws by trade and are vulnerable to surveillance and violence. Platforms empowers people by providing tools they need to stay safe.
Re:live Leonardo/ISAST 2006 performance, nano arts, computer science, architecture, anthropology, virtual art, media art history, conference, photography, pop culture, visual culture
The event follows the success of the two previous Media Art History conferences, re:fresh (Banff 2005) and re:place (Berlin 2007). The conference series is supported by the Database of Virtual Art and Leonardo/ISAST (International Society for Art, Science and Technology) whose International Advisory Committee will publicise the event and referee papers.
School of Design-bachelor of Design Innovations (Victoria University of Wellington) 2009 school, design, university, innovation, Culture, Context, Industrial and Media
In 2009 the School of Design introduced a three-year Bachelor of Design Innovation (BDI) degree offering three new design specialisations: Culture+Context, Industrial and Media. The BDI degree structure provides students with a greater variety of recognised qualifications and the expanded opportunities required to tailor their course of study to their individual interests. This is the first degree within the University to offer a minor, allowing students to include another specialised area of study within their degree programme.
StyleBorg Kerry Bodine 2003 wearable computing, design, fashion culture, books, conferences, culture, design, exhibitions, fashion, fun, health, interaction, personal, products, projects, technology, textiles, wearability, blog, news
Styleborg is a weblog devoted to wearable technology, design fashion and culture. The site was launched in August 2003 to enable me to keep track of current happenings in the field of wearable computing and to express some of my thoughts on the design of new wearable products.
TEXTILE Kaunas Biennial Chief Executive: Virginija Vitkienė (, Project administrator Gintarė Dūdėnaitė, (Kaunas Biennial, Kaunas Biennial Board E-mail: biennial, fall discursive textile culture, textile art, exhibition
We seek to make Kaunas biennial TEXTILE the most significant event for contemporary textile art in Europe, which reflects analytically the art processes currently taking place all over the world, by bringing up the priorities of creative collaboration, openness and democratic relationships in the processes of art creation and its perception. Kaunas Biennial is a platform and a real opportunity for - artists’ debates and the realisation of innovative ideas, - collaboration among artists and visitors, - the enhancement of the sense of community through creative activities, - interdisciplinary artistic and academic practices, - international and intercontinental partnerships and - the creation of a discursive textile culture.
The culture of fashion: a new history of fashionable dress Christopher Breward fashion journalism, fashion history, book, clothing, advertising
This illustrated survey of 600 years of fashion investigates its cultural and social meaning from medieval Europe to twentieth-century America. Breward's work provides the reader with a clear guide to the changes in style and taste and shows that clothes have always played a pivotal role in defining a sense of identity and society, especially when concerned with sexual and body politics.
V2_Lab Piem Wirtz (V2_Institute for Unstable Media) fields of art and culture, technical solutions, artistic research, projects, artists, wearable technology
V2_Lab is a place for artistic research and development (aRt&D). V2_Lab develops generic technical solutions that are relevant to the fields of art and culture. The results are published and made available under open-source licenses whenever possible. In V2_ projects, artists, technicians and scientists work together to develop technology for specific artworks. Additionally, V2_Lab offers technical and productional support to artists working with new technologies. An artist-in-residence program is one means of achieving this.
Virtueel Platform (Virtueel Platform) economic innovation, social, innovations, institute, e-culture, communication technologies, productions, products, culture, arts, new media
Virtueel Platform is the sector institute for e-culture in the Netherlands. E-culture refers to the ever-evolving relationship between information and communication technologies and the production and consumption of culture and the arts. New media act as catalysts for change in the ways we live, work, and entertain ourselves. Culture and the arts are a key source of innovation in these shifts. We believe e-culture can, in turn, make an essential contribution to social and economic innovation.
Xtreme Fashion Courtenay Smith, Sean Topham 2005 Daniele Buetti, Alicia Framis, Vexed Generation, Freddie Robins, Moreno Ferrari, artists, designers, urban conditions, fashion starts, fashinating text, photos, environment, fashion world, book, Lucy Orta, Hussein Chalayan, clothing, human body
In Xtreme Fashion authors Courtenay Smith and Sean Topham turn their attention to the fashion world, where haute couture is taking a backseat to serious concerns about the environment, personal safety, and privacy. Featuring more than 300 color photos and fascinating text, the authors show how real fashion starts on the streets, born of urban conditions from gang culture to teenybopper worship. They showcase the works of designers, artists, and other creative individuals such as Moreno Ferrari, Freddie Robins, Vexed Generation, Alicia Framis, Daniele Buetti, Lucy Orta, and Hussein Chalayan to illustrate the demand for clothing that can protect, extend, alter, mark or mask the human body.
Zeroes and Ones: Digital Women and the New Technoculture Sadie Plant 1997 book, digital, computers, women, craft
In this bold manifesto on the relationship between women and machines, Sadie Plant explores the networks and connections implicit in nonlinear systems and digital machines. Shattering the myth that women are victims of technological change, Zeros + Ones shows how women and women's work in particular--weaving and typing, computing and telecommunicating--have been tending the machinery of the digital age for generations, the very technologies that are now revolutionizing the Western world.