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Function Keys Presents: Creating Responsive Cloth Workshop

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126 James Street North

Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2K7

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Function Keys Conference of New Technology and Digital Culture presents:

Creating Responsive Cloth: An Introduction to Electronics for Dynamic Textile Objects and Wearables, a two-day workshop presented by Barbara Layne and Rythâ Kesselring

This two-day workshop blends art and technology by sewing electronic components onto flexible fabrics. The workshop will address technical, aesthetic and artistic issues including:

A discussion of basic electronics and designing simple circuits using a Flora platform (microcontroller) and an introduction to Arduino programming;
The development of soft circuitry by sewing conductive threads into fabrics;
A discussion of sensing devices and interactivity;
Presentations of projects developed by different artists and designers of responsive textiles.

Workshop participants will design and create a small project that incorporate LEDs. Previous knowledge of sewing or electronics is not required.

DAY 1: Saturday November 10, 2018, 9:30AM - 4PM

Introduction of participants and presentation of workshop outline
・Lecture and Demonstration: Introduction to Basic Electronics
・Demonstration: Sewing with soft circuitry
・Discussion of microcontrollers and sensing devices
・Create design for embroidered circuit
・PowerPoint Presentation of smart textiles projects
・Participants will review circuit schematics with Barbara or RythÂ


DAY 2: Sunday November 11, 2018, 9:30AM - 2:30PM

・Final review of circuit schematics with Barbara or RythÂ
・Make project
・Discussion: Mixing soft and hard components
・Online presentation of websites for material sourcing, coding elements and other tips
・Finishing, testing & debugging
Cleanup & show-and-tell


This workshop has a $10 materials fee to cover the cost of electronic components.


About the artists:

Barbara Layne is a member of The Milieux Institute for Art, Culture and Technology at Concordia University in Montreal where she has been on the faculty since 1989. As the Director of Studio subTela she works with a team of artists, engineers and graduate students in the creation of interactive textile projects. As an artist, she is most concerned with the creative potential of cloth and how to activate communication between people, their clothing and the places they inhabit. Layne lectures and exhibits internationally, recently at The Subtle Technologies Festival in Toronto, at Columbia University (NYC), and The Museo Textil de Oaxaca, Mexico. Her work is sponsored by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Textiles and Materiality Research Cluster at Concordia University.

Born in Switzerland, Ryth Kesselring moved to Québec during her childhood. She is about to obtain her Baccalaureate in Fine Arts at Concordia University with a specialization in fibres and material practices. She is part of studio subTela, where she works as research assistant on electronics and embroideries for smart textiles. Her research focuses on how textiles perform as living archives. She explores the schematics of remembrance by using sonic elements and rhythms of craftsmanship as imprints of the textile memories.



We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

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