Wearables and Sound Workshop with Ricardo O’Nascimento

Project Space, 1st Floor, Edward Barnsley Building, 12-3pm

This creative workshop will explore smart textiles and enable participants to make a wearable clothing/textile item that is movement/sound responsive. The workshop will explore the possibilities of body augmentation through sound and interaction. You will learn how to hack a sound module and adapt it to a wearable piece using craft techniques combined with conductive flexible materials. The sounds can be triggered by specific body movements and will relate to context or the specific item you are making. At the end of the activity, you will be able to take away your wearable item.

Ricardo O’Nascimento is a fusionist designer. He investigates body-environment relations focused on interface development for worn devices, interactive installations, and hybrid environments. He is currently undertaking his PhD that investigates how the user’s perception of temporary affordabilities in computational textiles can contribute to the development of textiles interfaces that engage the user in an emotional interaction with the artifact.

All materials are provided free of charge.

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