Wearable Electronics MASTERCLASS in Toronto

Wearables Masterclass with Kate Hartman
When: Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 7-10pm
Instructor: Kate Hartman
Price: $45 ($35 members)

About the workshop: This workshop will provide a follow up to the Intro to Wearable Technologies & Soft Circuits and Intro to Lilypad Arduino. Advanced wearable techies or those with related experience are also welcome. Moving beyond the basics, we'll delve into the specifics of designing and troubleshooting wearable tech projects. This includes criteria for choosing parts and materials; approaches for developing more sophisticated behaviours through the use of sensors, actuators, and code; and strategies for creating works that are responsive, robust, and resilient.

Participants should come with the following:

The kit used in the Intro to Lilypad Arduino workshop or a similar collection of parts
A project in mind and any progress they've made with it so far, whether it be a sketch, a bag of parts, or even a first prototype.

About the instructor: KATE HARTMAN is an artist, technologist, and educator whose work spans the fields of physical computing, wearable electronics, and conceptual art. She is the co-creator of Botanicalls, a system that lets thirsty plants place phone calls for human help, and the Lilypad XBee, a sewable radio transceiver that allows your clothing to communicate. Her work has been exhibited internationally and featured in the New York Times, the BBC, the CBC and NPR and, in books such as Fashionable Technology and Art Science Now. She was recently a speaker at TED 2011 and her work is currently on view in Talk to Me at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Hartman is based in Toronto where she is the Assistant Professor of Wearable & Mobile Technology in the Digital Futures program at OCAD University.