Workshop

2014 Hong Kong

Haptic InterFace workshop will take place from 1st-10th December 2014 in the Wearables Lab, an innovative trans-disciplinary laboratory at the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University. This invitation represents an opportunity to spend ten intensive days developing new ideas in relation to the body through the creative use of materials and praxis. Our aim is to provide a space where professionals and creative thinkers from a range of backgrounds explore the borders between art, science and technology.

This is a participant-driven workshop where you will be encouraged to collaborate, mashup materials and technology and find ways to let innovation happen in real-time, facilitated by a team of experts and support staff. The lab is equipped with state of the art technology, and depending on your research area, can draw on specific equipment available from the broad range of creative studios at the Academy of Visual Arts and partner institutions in order to support your creative investigations.

See how you can participate in the 2014 Haptic InterFace workshop in Hong Kong.

 

2013 Sydney VIVID festival

66 meetups presents

Haptic InterFace – Hands-on Rapid Prototyping Workshop

Venue : Hong Kong House, 80 Druitt Street Sydney 2000. (5th Floor)

Dates : 5th and 6th June, 9:30am – 4:30pm. (repeat event)

Cost : $40 (includes materials / lunch)

Bookings : http://www.vividsydney.com/

This invitation represents an opportunity to spend six intensive hours developing new ideas in relation to the body through the creative use of materials and praxis. Our aim is to provide a space where professionals and creative thinkers from a range of backgrounds explore the borders between art, science and technology.

Two inspiring speakers:

Dr Patricia Flanagan – Fashion Futurism

Dr Gavin Sade – Sustainable Interaction Design

HIF Workshop:

This is a participant-driven workshop where you will be encouraged to collaborate, mash-up materials and technology and find ways to let innovation happen in real-time. Get an insight into the latest innovations in open source hardware gadgets and technologies and hi-tech Merino wool products from the workshop sponsors Seeed Studios and The Woolmark company. Then get your hands and imaginations to work guided by expert facilitators Dr. Sade and Dr. Flanagan as they fast track the creative process through a Rapid Prototyping workshop using low-tech body storming techniques. Participants will learn 3D pattern modeling for complex organic shapes as well as basic Seeedunio programming. Seeed Studios design modular electronics for quick prototyping and small scale projects. They also carry inventories from community innovators, and help people make, distribute their designs and collect the revenue.

For user interfaces to become genuinely intelligent interactive systems, we must enable the development of interactive systems that can recognize unpredictable state changes, such as emotion, intention, desire, empathy, etc. User interfaces of the future will acknowledge the relationship between people, places and things as emergent spaces that generate meaning through everyday activity and therefore one in which users themselves act as co-designers. As we develop more intelligent technologies what is revealed is how little we understand of the complexity that makes up our own human form. By adopting an approach in which objects mediate human beings and human beings mediate objects we can acknowledge an alternative to the predominant separation of humans and things. The challenge is to fashion a future that is not based on predicting utopian visions but one that is responsive to changing conditions and acknowledges both mind and body.

Please BYO laptop computers to this workshop.

Above image credit: Blinklifier, Tricia Flanagan and Katia Vega, photo Dicky Ma.

This event has been made possible through the kind support of:

Hong Kong Baptist University, Academy of Visual Arts ;

The Woolmark Company (Logo Courtesy of The Woolmark Company ;

Seeed Studios ;

City of Sydney ;

Australian Technology Park Innovations and ;

Queensland University of Technology ;

Venue sponsorship by Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office .

 

2014 Hong Kong

Haptic InterFace workshop will take place in November 2014 in the Wearables Lab, an innovative trans-disciplinary laboratory at the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University. This invitation represents an opportunity to spend ten intensive days developing new ideas in relation to the body through the creative use of materials and praxis. Our aim is to provide a space where professionals and creative thinkers from a range of backgrounds explore the borders between art, science and technology.

This is a participant-driven workshop where you will be encouraged to collaborate, mashup materials and technology and find ways to let innovation happen in real-time, facilitated by a team of experts and support staff. The lab is equipped with state of the art technology, and depending on your research area, can draw on specific equipment available from the broad range of creative studios at the Academy of Visual Arts in order to support your creative investigations.

 

 

See how you can participate in the 2014 Haptic InterFace workshop in Hong Kong.

 

2012 Hong Kong

Haptic InterFace workshop

Photos by Nick Ashby