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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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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