[spectre] Oslo Workshop: Wearable Sound Experiments

Hillevi Munthe hillevi at anart.no
Wed Feb 24 15:55:58 CET 2010

Wearable sound experiment or Why does my knee bark and my armpit squeak?

@ Atelier Nord, Oslo

This four day workshop introduces basic soft electronics techniques for
constructing fabric sensors and wearable circuits. Instead of using
soldering irons and wire, we will use sewing needles and conductive
thread.The theme of the workshop is hacking sound toys into wearables.
During the workshop each participant will develop a wearable project,
paying attention to the placement of components and the relationship
between body, action and sound. Participants will design wearable

interactions and deal with issues such as comfort, functionality, context
and purpose.
We will introduce to a range of available and affordable materials, tools
and craft techniques for making soft electronics that are easy to be
continued at home.The textile components covered in this workshop will
include: soft and stretchy fabric traces, battery pouches, hard/soft
permanent and plugable connections, pressure, bend, tilt and stretch
sensors as well as modifying sound toy circuits to be integrated in soft
circuitry. Techniques will include: sewing, soldering, embroidery, fusing,
knitting, crochet as well as isolation techniques.

Last but not least, we will be raising this question throughout the
workshop: why we would ever want to map sounds to our bodies in the first
place, let alone embed electronics in our clothing.
Participants of all skill levels are welcome and encouraged to bring their
own old clothes to repurpose.

Registration for the workshop at ateliernord.no

The workshop will be held in English by Hannah Perner-Wilson and Mika
Satomi. For more information: www.kobakant.at/DIY/

 Maximum number of participants: 10
Dates: 15 - 18 March 2010 from 10 am to 5 pm.
The workshop will be held at:
 Atelier Nords project room,
 Kunstnernes Hus,
 Wergelandsvn. 17,
 0167 OSLO
Please apply by filling the form here: www.ateliernord.no.
Application deadline: 5 March 2010.
 Participation fee: NOK 500.
If you have any questions please mail to:
 office at ateliernord.no or call 23060880.
 Wergelandsvn. 17
 N-0167 Oslo

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