Toronto Wearables Meetup 35

Dangerous Fur by Hannah Perner-Wilson
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Toronto Wearables Meetup 35: Dangerous Electronics with Hannah-Perner Wilson

Spring is here and we're happy to share that e-textile expert Hannah Perner-Wilson will be visiting!

About Hannah:

Hannah Perner-Wilson's work applies conductive materials towards craft techniques to develop new styles of building electronics. Hannah received a B.Sc. from the University for Art and Industrial Design Linz and an M.Sc. from the MIT Media Lab. Since 2006 Hannah has been collaborating with Mika Satomi as the collective KOBAKANT. In 2009, KOBAKANT published the website titled How To Get What You Want, where they share their textile sensor designs and DIY approach to E-Textiles.

Drop by the Social Body Lab to say hi and meet Hannah. We'll be building dangerous electronics from e-textiles and dressmaker pins, inspired by Hannah's recent projects and workshops:
http://www.plusea.at/?category_name=anatomy-of-a-pin
http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=6575

 Look forward to seeing you there!

Hannah Perner-Wilson

Toronto Wearables Meetup is a gathering of people interested in wearable technology, fashion, wearable electronics, soft circuits, electronic textiles, emerging materials, and other creative and innovative approaches to things that live on the body. This Meetup is a gathering for artists, fashion designers, industrial designers, textile enthusiasts, engineers, researchers, students, and anyone interested in these emerging and intersecting fields. TWM is co-hosted by Izzie Colpitts-Campbell & Kate Hartman and sponsored by Social Body Lab at OCAD University.

Images:
Dangerous Fur
Tool Suite Vest

Venue & Address: 
Social Body Lab - 205 Richmond St. West, 6th Floor, Room 602
Website: 
https://torontowearables35.eventbrite.ca
Email: 
khartman@faculty.ocadu.ca
Cost: 
free

Toronto Wearables Meetup 34

tools for making wearable electronics
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 7:00pm

The theme this month is “How We Make” - a look at the diverse ways in which people prototype wearable tech. Because wearable tech sits at the intersection of many fields and because it is a relatively new area there are not yet set practices and standards for how wearables are produced. Methods can range from hand sewn conductive thread circuits to mass produced printed circuit boards encased in injection molded plastic, and everything in between.

This session of TWM will use a show-and-tell format as a way to instigate discussion about how we as a community make wearables. All are welcome to bring completed or work-in-progress prototypes. Let us know if you want us to add your project to the Eventbrite listing so people willl know you’re coming. We’re still working out the details but it’ll likely be circle / round table style, though there will be a projector if you need to show anything on screen.

We look forward to seeing how YOU make!

Confirmed Show & Tellers:

  • Fluorescence - Ania Medrek, Samaa Ahmed, Sara Gazzaz

  • Quipucamayoc - Boris Kourtoukov

  • Hot Feet - Bijun Chen, Masha Karimi, Katie Micak

  • Odyssey of the Cosmos - Mary Margaret Scrimger, Leif Bloomquist

  • Cyborg Armor - Lindy Wilkins

  • Hex - Yinan Ma & Kersti Nurka 

  • More TBA

This event is open to the public.

Venue & Address: 
205 Richmond St. West, Third Floor, Room 301
Website: 
http://torontowearables34.eventbrite.com
Cost: 
Free

Guest Lecture: Jonathan Chippindale

image of Jonathan
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 2:30pm

DIGITAL FUTURES: Wearable Atelier Speaker Series

Jonathan Chippindale, HOLITION

Jonathan Chippindale is Chief Executive of Holition. Formed as a venture start- up to explore and expand the role that technological innovation can play in communicating with today's new digital consumer, Holition is a synthesis of luxury marketers, retail specialists and cutting edge leaders in innovative and emerging digital technology. They craft premium digital experiences for a growing network of pioneering luxury organisations including Richemont, LVMH, Kering and Swatch Group across the emerging digital fashion and accessory sectors.

http://www.holition.com/

Jonathan is an External Industry Advisor and Visiting Lecturer at Central St Martins and the British School of Fashion, a member of the London College of Fashion Digital Think Tank, a mentor to BBC Worldwide Labs and Tech Stars, as well as advisor to the University of Cambridge Digital Compass.

Venue & Address: 
205 Richmond Street, room 301
Cost: 
Free

Search Engine

Friday, March 14, 2008 - 7:00pm

The Great Hall showcases the accomplishments of this year’s first-year students with a week-long exhibition and series of exciting events. Take this opportunity to recognize the fabulous imaginations and acuity of this year’s first-year students and their works. Events highlight environmentally friendly art, wearable art, performance and new media. Be sure to check it all out!

Search Engine:
A high-tech scavenger hunt culminates in the reassembly of a familiar work of art as teams of students, armed with digital cameras and laptops comb the campus for clues and fragments that they will email back to their headquarters. Organized by faculty member Nancy Paterson.

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Great Hall Event poster with event info

Undercover

FY Great Hall Event
Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 12:30pm to 4:00pm

The Great Hall showcases the accomplishments of this year’s first-year students with a week-long exhibition and series of exciting events. Take this opportunity to recognize the fabulous imaginations and acuity of this year’s first-year students and their works. Events highlight environmentally friendly art, wearable art, performance and new media. Be sure to check it all out!

Undercover:
Performance will be in the spotlight as first-year students participate in a fun, competitive “fashion show” of wearable art by students in Experimental Art and Creative Process & Research. Be there to applaud students’ imaginations in this unique event facilitated by faculty members William Hodge, Jennifer Long, Judith Tinkl and Colette Whiten.

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

Closing Reception

FY Great Hall Event
Friday, March 14, 2008 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Great Hall showcases the accomplishments of this year’s first-year students with a week-long exhibition and series of exciting events. Take this opportunity to recognize the fabulous imaginations and acuity of this year’s first-year students and their works. Events highlight environmentally friendly art, wearable art, performance and new media. Be sure to check it all out!

Closing Reception:
Join first-year Faculty of Art students for pizza and refreshments to celebrate the culmination of a week of inspired student achievement.

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
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TORONTO WEARABLES MEETUP 02: SHAPE SHIFTING, SLOW DANCING, AND HIDDEN MESSAGES

Project Talks:

  • Pong Prom - Ed Keeble
  • Non-Standard Bodies - Mike Tissenbaum & Ginger Coons
  • Kameraflage - Conner Dickie
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DIY: SUPERHERO COMMUNICATOR CUFFS

Super Heroes shouldn’t always have to save the world all on their own.  Occasionally they need to call on their Super Hero friends for a little back up.

The Superhero Communicator Cuffs enable brave souls to call on their partners in a time of need. This tutorial demonstrates how to send and receive wireless signals without the use of microcontrollers or programming.  You will learn how to configure Xbee radiosbuild a basic soft circuit, and work with conductive thread and conductive fabric.

How it works: Each pair of cuffs has an electronic switch made of conductive fabric. When the wrists are crossed, a wireless signal is transmitted which activates the LED on your partner’s set of cuffs, beckoning to them that you need Super Hero assistance! Since you’ll be making two pairs of communicator cuffs, this tutorial will be great to make with a friend!

Sponsor(s): 
Superhero Comunicator Cuffs
Friday, February 17, 2012 - 8:00pm

DIY: AUDIENCE JACKET

Audience Jacket Tutorial

How It Works:

An accelerometer attached the wrist transmits wireless information of arm movement via an Xbee radio to a second Xbee radio attached to a computer running Arduino and Processing programs provided here.  As the wearer raises their arms, a cheer is heard.  As the wearer claps, the sound of hundreds of others clapping is heard.

What You Will Learn:

In this tutorial you will learn how to configure Xbee radios, program a Lilypad Arduino, interpret accelerometer data, and work with conductive fabric and conductive thread. You’ll also never be alone again.
 

Overview of the Tutorial Steps:

  • Prepare the Lilypad Xbee
  • Label the Xbees
  • Download and Install Software
  • Configure the Xbees
  • Chat Test (Optional)
  • Upload the Arduino Program to the Lilypad Arduino board
  • Alligator Clip Test with Lilypad Arduino and Accelerometer
  • Run the Processing Program
  • Solder the 9V battery clip to the Lilypad Xbee Breakout Board
  • Connect the Lilypad Xbee
  • Sketch the Design Layout
  • Attach the Components
  • Make the Conductive Fabric Design
  • Make the Connections with Conductive Thread
  • Sew the Pocket Closed
Sponsor(s): 
Image of a Purple Jacket
Friday, February 17, 2012 - 8:00pm

SOUND AND MOVEMENT (SOMO)

SoMo is a discreet wearable device that generates real-time sound through body movement. Wearing SoMo is a playful, interactive experience that inspires creative movement. It’s easy to wear, simple to use and can be applied within the fields of education, physical therapy and the performing arts.   We worked closely with dancers and choreographers from Ballet Jorgen and The Studio for Movement to develop the device with the goal of making SoMo easy to wear and the software interface simple to use.  Our research included experiments with accelerometers and pressure sensors embedded in the dancers’ footwear. 

http://youtu.be/vRCUNqmrenE
http://youtu.be/Hx2jKYG4MNQ
http://youtu.be/jGaEwNFEQN8
​​​​​​​http://vimeo.com/user7002579/ballet-jorgen-and-somo-performance-at-gbc​​​​​​​

Please view Ballet Jorgen's most recent performance using SoMo and featuring the artwork of Daniel Wurtzel. The soundscape for this piece is being generated within a chosen musical key and mode.

​​​​​​​Ballet Jorgen & SoMo performance at GBC from Loretta Faveri on Vimeo.

Sponsor(s): 
Images of Somo Devices
Images of Somo Devices
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 7:00pm
Lab Member: 
Loretta Faveri

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