WEARABL-E: open lab introduces the participants into the world of wearable technology and e-textiles: history, art projects, application in sports, medicine and entertainment industry etc. During the eight introductory workshops the participants reproduce eight DIY wearable prototypes which introduce different techniques, electronics, possible uses, materials, and tools. The participants explore the electrical properties of materials, traditional and contemporary craft techniques while building electronics that emphasize materiality and process. This makes wearable technology and electronics more understandable than they currently are.
Short description
In this workshop children learn about collecting personal data, presented through the use of wearable technology (in different industries and the contemporary investigative art).
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Target audience
Group size
10 to 12
Age group
9 to 11 and 11 to 14
Time frame
set of ten 3-hour workshops and 3-hour per week