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Electric Fieldnotes: Anne Niemetz on Wearable Technology
Thu, 30 March 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Creative Expressions in Wearable Technology
Doors at 7:00pm
Talk begins at 7:30pm
Spaces are limited
Artengine presents the inaugural edition of the Electric Fieldnotes talk series. On the eve of Arduino Day [#ArduinoD17] media artist and designer Anne Niemetz, will discuss creative applications of wearable technology using the Arduino platform. The talk will be followed by a Q&A moderated by Dr. Tom Everrett, Curator of Communications at the Canadian Science and Technology Museum.
From illuminated dresses to interactive performance systems, Anne's presentation will include excerpts of her creative practice as well as outstanding wearable technology projects by her students at the School of Design at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. From prototype to final design, Anne will be discussing design strategies for using electronics to create illuminated, sounding and moving garments.
About Anne Niemetz
Anne Niemetz is a media artist and designer working in the fields of wearable technology, interactive installation and audio-visual design. She is particularly fascinated by the convergence of art, science, design and technology, and she pursues collaborative and cross-disciplinary projects.
Anne holds a Media Arts degree from the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe (HfG), Germany, with a focus in digital media and interactive sound installation. She continued her studies at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) where she received an MFA in Design and Media Arts in 2004. In 2007 she moved to New Zealand, where she holds the position of Senior Lecturer in the Media Design programme at Victoria University of Wellington.
Photo: “Ester” by Ashleigh-Jean King and Flavia Rose