Toronto Wearables Meetup 32


Toronto Wearables Meetup Details

 
DateSunday, March 15, 2015 - 11:00pm to Monday, March 16, 2015 - 1:00am

Location

OCAD U, 49 McCaul St.

Amira Routledge on Stilt Culture, Wearable Tech and Body Augmentation

In this talk Amira Routledge will be showing a collection of images and video of stilting cultures from different times and places around the world. Through this, she will look at the intersections of wearable tech, body augmentation and stilting. The images and stories from the history of stilting are inspiring, as are the stilt theatres of today involving mechanical and technical elements with giant costumes and puppetry. 

Amira Routledge is a multi-media artist working in theatre, circus, and visual arts. She has a BFA in Theatre from the University of Victoria and moved to Toronto in 2003, when she began a career as a costume and set designer as well as a production artist. In 2010 Amira dove into the creation of community-engaged outdoor theatre and puppetry with Clay & Paper Theatre, finding her passion for circus and theatre converging there. Raised on dance classes then exposed to circus and flow arts in the early 2000's, Amira came into the life of a professional stilt performer from the ground up; through friends, community "circus jams", and local vaudeville cabaret culture. Since launching a circus troupe in 2008, an outdoor theatre company in 2012, and her own company "Stiltcore" in 2014, Amira is poised to produce exciting new stilt theatre in Toronto.  

Clement Zhou of FuelWear

FuelWear Smart Apparel Inc. designs and sells intelligent winter clothing with active heat regulation. FuelWear’s first product- the Flame Baselayer showed the world that clothing can be intelligent too and you don’t have to sacrifice warmth for fashion or an active lifestyle. FuelWear will continue challenging the traditional way of thinking clothes and release more intelligent active products that power your winter experience without compromises. Clement Zhou studies Energy Systems in Engineering Science at University of Toronto. Clement is currently using his business minor towards growing FuelWear's operation as the CEO of the company.

DateSunday, March 15, 2015 - 11:00pm to Monday, March 16, 2015 - 1:00am

Website Location

OCAD U, 49 McCaul St.

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A conversation with Sha Hwang about design, government, and public benefit.
Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
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The most comprehensive retrospective of Image Bank to date, the exhibition gives an overview of the collective’s most important projects emerging from a moment of collaborative production that fundamentally questioned the boundary between art and life and anticipated topics relevant today, such as networks, tagging/keyword indexing, collective authorship, and UGC (user generated content). 
Join Alex and Emma at Journaling Club for a Pronoun Workshop in celebration of PRIDE. Materials provided and free to all community members.
 Free talk and interactive experience that will explore the symbolism of flowers
Room 615 100 McCaul Street Toronto On M5T 1W1
OCAD U Faculty of Design is collaborating with Ryerson's the School of Fashion and the Suzanne Rogers Fashion Institute and Groupe Sensation Mode this summer to host the Student Zone as part of the 2nd edition of URBANI_T, a large-scale free outdoor celebration of creativity and local talent.
Wearable Sample
Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 11:00pm to Monday, March 16, 2015 - 1:00am

Amira Routledge on Stilt Culture, Wearable Tech and Body Augmentation

In this talk Amira Routledge will be showing a collection of images and video of stilting cultures from different times and places around the world. Through this, she will look at the intersections of wearable tech, body augmentation and stilting. The images and stories from the history of stilting are inspiring, as are the stilt theatres of today involving mechanical and technical elements with giant costumes and puppetry. 

Amira Routledge is a multi-media artist working in theatre, circus, and visual arts. She has a BFA in Theatre from the University of Victoria and moved to Toronto in 2003, when she began a career as a costume and set designer as well as a production artist. In 2010 Amira dove into the creation of community-engaged outdoor theatre and puppetry with Clay & Paper Theatre, finding her passion for circus and theatre converging there. Raised on dance classes then exposed to circus and flow arts in the early 2000's, Amira came into the life of a professional stilt performer from the ground up; through friends, community "circus jams", and local vaudeville cabaret culture. Since launching a circus troupe in 2008, an outdoor theatre company in 2012, and her own company "Stiltcore" in 2014, Amira is poised to produce exciting new stilt theatre in Toronto.  

Clement Zhou of FuelWear

FuelWear Smart Apparel Inc. designs and sells intelligent winter clothing with active heat regulation. FuelWear’s first product- the Flame Baselayer showed the world that clothing can be intelligent too and you don’t have to sacrifice warmth for fashion or an active lifestyle. FuelWear will continue challenging the traditional way of thinking clothes and release more intelligent active products that power your winter experience without compromises. Clement Zhou studies Energy Systems in Engineering Science at University of Toronto. Clement is currently using his business minor towards growing FuelWear's operation as the CEO of the company.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U, 49 McCaul St.
Keywords: 
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