[artinfo] Wearable Futures Conference - book early for cheap registration

Helen Sloan helen at scansite.org
Mon Jul 25 14:44:49 CEST 2005

SCAN  members and affiliates (outside of academic institutions and other
well funded organisations) may be eligible for concessionary rates and
Please contact to find out.

Hope to see some of you at the conference.

Helen Sloan

*Apologies for Cross posting*

Wearable Futures: Hybrid Culture in the Design and Development of Soft

14 - 16 September 2005, University of Wales, Newport, WALES, UK

£275 - 10% discount for Textile Institute Members on standard fees only
£75 -  Concessionary Fee pp (Artists, Arts Organisations and Students ­
places limited)
£50 -  Conference dinner

£345 - 10% discount for Textile Institute Members on standard fees only
£95 -  Concessionary Fee pp (Artists, Arts Organisations and Students ­
places limited)
£50 -  Conference dinner

For Bookings :

For Conference Queries : Contact: Kay Bosanko-Sheady
  kay at bosanko-sheady.fsnet.co.uk
<mailto:kay at bosanko-sheady.fsnet.co.uk?subject=WF-Registration%20Query>

Conference Details
This two day International conference will aim to contextualise the future
potential of Wearable Technologies in a variety of fields ranging from
military application to fine art.   Wearable Futures is an interdisciplinary
conference, which aims to bring together practitioners, inventors, and
theorists in the field of soft technology and wearables including those
concerned with fashion, textiles, sportswear, interaction design, media and
live arts, medical textiles, wellness, perception and psychology, IPR,
polymer science, nanotechnology, military, and other relevant research
strands.  We will be examining how some broad generic questions will be
explored in relation to wearable technology including but not restricted to:
aesthetics and design, function and durability versus market forces; the
desires, needs and realities of wearable technologies; technology and
culture; simplicity and sustainability; design for wearability; wearables as
theatre and wearables as emotional Œtools¹.

Keynote Speakers
Suzanne Lee, Senior Research Fellow at Central Saint Martins, Fashion
Consultant and author of Fashioning the Future pub Thames and Hudson Sept

Joanna Berzowska, Artist and Assistant Professor of Design and Computation
Arts at Concordia University in Montreal.

Sarah E. Braddock Clarke, Lecturer, Curator and Writer. Co Author of Techno
Textiles, SportsTech and Techno Textiles2 pub 2005.

Chris Baber University of Birmingham, Reader in Interactive Systems Design,
in the Department of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering, at The
University of Birmingham.


In Association With

University of Wales, PDR, Cardiff¹s Metropolitan University, SCAN, Selvedge
Magazine, The Textile Institute, ASF Weave, Arts Council of Wales.

Conference Organisers
The event has been organised by Smart Clothes Wearable Technology Research
Group, University of Wales, Newport and PDR, University of Wales Institute
Cardiff. In association with SCAN (Southern Collaborative Arts Network) &
consultant Jane Harris.

University of Wales, Newport
Using smart textiles, micro-technologies and new manufacturing techniques
the “Smart Clothes and Wearable Technology“ research group aim to develop
innovative clothing. From end user needs to commercial realities, fabric
performance to human ergonomics. Our research will acknowledges the
multidisciplinary nature of smart clothing, encouraging academic and
commercial collaboration.

The National Centre for Product Design and Development Research (PDR) is a
world-renowned centre for innovation, design engineering, prototyping, agile
manufacture, market feasibility and support. We have combined leading edge
research, the latest technology and award winning staff to provide
practical, commercial solutions to industry for over ten years.

The South Coast Arts Network (SCAN) is the new media arts agency in the
South of England with a commitment to the delivery and facilitation of
collaborative projects and initiatives using emergent technologies and
practices. Working on a membership and partnership basis, SCAN brings
individuals and organisations together to share resources in the realisation
of high quality projects and experimental initiatives.

Jane Harris
Jane Harris is a Senior Research Fellow with the Fashion and Textile
department at Central St Martins College of Art and Design, University of
the Arts London. http://www.researchatcsm.com/janeharris/

Review Committee:
Chris Baber, Reader, University of Birmingham

Joanna Berzowska, Assistant Professor, University in Montreal

Sarah E. Braddock Clarke, Author & Lecturer

Julia Cassim, Helen Hamlyn Research Centre, Royal College of Art

Andrew Chetty, Arts Consultant

Carole Collet, Director Textile Futures, Central Saint Martins College of
Art & Design

Anne Farren, Curtin University of Technology, Australia

Joan Farrer, Reader, Royal college of Art

Linda Fredericks, Director, ASF Weave

Frances Geesin, Research Fellow, London College of Fashion

Rory Hamilton, Interactive Design, Royal college of Art

Jane Harris, Senior Research Fellow, Central Saint Martins College of Art &

Ros Hibbert, Textile Consultant

Andrew Hutchison, Curtin University of Technology, Australia

James Lamont, Innovation Team Leader, Adidas, Germany

Suzanne Lee, Senior Research Fellow, Central Saint Martins College of Art &

Alan Lewis, Director of Research, University of Wales Institute Cardiff

Jane McCann, Director of Smart Clothes & Wearable Technology, University of
Wales, Newport

Cliff Randell, Research Associate , University of Bristol

Stephen Scrivener, Research Professor, Central Saint Martins College of Art
& Design

Mick Siddons, Consultant, CR8ive Solutions Ltd

Helen Sloan, Director, SCAN

David Smith, Reader, University of Wales, Newport

Sally Cowan, Garment and Textile Consultant

Emma Posey, Director, Bloc

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