Social Wearables

Introduction to the intricate relationship between the human body and emerging technologies

Workshop dates: July 13-17th

Keywords: physical, experimental, technologies

Wearables are suddenly everywhere. Designers, artists, and technologists need to consider what should live in bodyspace and why. An increasing number of technologies orbit the human form – new devices and computing capabilities that live in, on, and around the body. But many of these technologies focus primarily on the individual. How can wearable technology assist, affect, and subvert the ways in which we relate to each other and the world around us?

The focus of this workshop is social wearables – wearables that are able to communicate with each other and with larger systems. Through the use of physical computing skills and wearable design techniques participants will create experiments and body-based projects that specifically engage in and address how we as humans relate and communicate.

Kate Hartman