Interacting with the Body: An Introduction to Wearable E-textiles

30 May 2020

1-Day Workshop by Lee Jones

On Saturday May 30, 2019

From 10am to 5pm

 

Eastern Bloc, 7240 Clark, 2nd Floor, Montreal 

De Castelneau or Jean-Talon Metro || Bus 55 or 80 

Member or student: $70 || Regular: $100

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PREREQUISITE: There are no prerequisites for this workshop - beginners welcome!

DESCRIPTION:

E-textiles and having electronics in your clothes might sound like science-fiction but are actually a fun and easy way to learn all about electricity and building sensors. E-textiles combine learning craft techniques (such as sewing, weaving, knitting and crocheting) with the added excitement of making a circuit work. In this introductory workshop individuals will learn all about soft circuits and get the chance to make their own. This workshop will cover the basics of sewing with conductive thread, how to build your circuit, and sewing tools and techniques you can use to put everything together.

Participants will also build off their new-found knowledge of soft circuits and start building interactive projects for the body with soft sensors. Workshop participants will learn how to make soft sensors that can detect touch, stretch, and movement. No prior knowledge of sewing is required for this workshop.

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Lee Jones is a PhD student at the Creative Interactions Lab at Carleton University. In her research, she uses participatory design and creates easy-to-use toolkits so that individuals can build prototypes and have a say in the direction their technologies go in. In her current project, she is developing a toolkit for prototyping wearable e-textiles.

*The workshop will be given in English.*

No refund can be issued once the transaction has been completed. Eastern Bloc reserves the right to cancel the workshop if the minimum number of participants is not reached. In this case only, the training will be refunded.

 

You are invited to BECOME A MEMBER and benefit discounted prices on workshops, gallery and equipment rental and also free entrance to The Darling Foundry's exhibitions! If you wish to join the lab, a space for research and production (electronic projects and light manufacturing), please contact Marion Schneider at lab@easternbloc.ca

30 May 2020