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Embodying the Mal/function

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The Commons - Meeting Room

401 Richmond St. W.

4th Floor

Toronto, ON M5V 3A8

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Join artist and maker seb pines in a discussion and experimental workshop exploring the intersections of physical computing and disability. Following the completion of their wearable project shrt C1RCU1T, seb will talk with participants about their process in creating the piece and talking about the possibilities of using mal/functioning tech to talk about the dis/abled body. Participants will collaboratively work with sensors, LEDs, motors, and other physical computing components and discuss how these forms of tech can be stand ins for body parts and the experiences of the disabled body, creating a number of malfunctioning hardware pieces.

With a focus on being beginner friendly to those new to Arduino, the workshop will begin with a breakdown of the kinds of things different components can do and how we can see parallels between them to parts of the human body. Working from these parallels we will experiment with creating malfunctioning tech and how it can communicate the different ways a body can work and move.

Co-presented with Tangled Art + Disability.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

6pm – 9pm

This workshop is PWYC — suggested donation of $10
Please note that the fee can be waived if it is a financial barrier to participation. Contact education@interaccess.org for any questions.

Cash and credit card payments on the day are also accepted. Please email education@interaccess.org to reserve your spot and let us know your payment preference.

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The Commons - The Meeting Room (4th Floor)
401 Richmond St. W.
Toronto

Accessibility: The venue is fully wheelchair accessible and public transportation is in close proximity.

ASL interpretation can be provided for this workshop upon request. To confirm please contact education@interaccess.org by January 21, 2020.

About the Instructor: seb pines is a queer multi-disciplinary artist/maker and academic. They hold a BFA from OCADu and are currently pursuing a Master’s in Interdisciplinary Studio Arts with a focus in queer play in roleplaying games. They work around themes of queerness, embodiment, storytelling, failure, and cripping tech.

About Tangled Art + Disability: Tangled Art + Disability is a registered charitable organization dedicated to enhancing opportunities for artists with disabilities to contribute to the cultural fabric of our society by showcasing and promoting artists with disabilities from visual, performing, media arts, film and integrated art forms, engaging and inspiring young people with disabilities to explore and embrace their own creative talent, fostering partnerships and collaborations that enhance opportunities for artists with disabilities to practice and share their work with a wider public, providing accessible professional development and networking opportunities, and building an inclusive arts and culture sector so that everyone can appreciate the abundance of art our society has to offer.

Questions? If you have any questions about the workshop or special requirements, please contact us at education@interaccess.org.

Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy: We are unable to accommodate attendee cancellations or refunds less than 1 week prior to a workshop or event. InterAccess reserves the right to cancel or reschedule this workshop if necessary.

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