The participants will be introduced to wearable technology, special flexible and conductive material (conductive fabrics, threads, yarns and other soft and squishy materials), basic electronics and will develop a wearable project using the learned techniques. We will present techniques for flexible circuitry and develop together a soft electronic circuit with a switch. As an additional feature the participants could add sound to their projects by hacking a sound module and adapt it to a wearable piece.
Participants of all skill levels are welcome and encouraged to bring their own old clothes to repurpose. Participants with advanced knowledge are encouraged to bring their projects for further development and share what they have learned in past projects.
Ricardo O'Nascimento is an artist and researcher on the field of new media and interactive art. He investigates body-environment relations focused on interface development for worn devices, interactive installations and hybrid environments. He holds degree from PUC - SP , SENAC - SP and the University of Arts and Industrial Design Linz at the Interface Culture Department. Currently he works in his studio and teaches at Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam. He received numerous awards including CYNETART award 2012 and Rumos Arte Cibernética. His works have been featured in several museums, galleries and art festivals like Ars Electronica, FILE, LABoral, V2, Instituto Itaú Cultural, Soft Galleri and Transmediale, among others.