May 16, 2012
Wearable Technology Workshop
This summer we are collaborating with tech artists MzTEK to create the world’s first Hacked Human Orchestra! Together we are transforming rags to riches, blending soft fabric electronics with creative technologists to produce a mobile electronic human orchestra, an idea first conceived with Studio XO, a fashion and technology brand based in London who focus on interactive digital fashion for leading musical artists.
MzTEK is a nonprofit collective with the aim of encouraging women artists to pick up technical skills in the fields of new media, computer arts, and technology. Together we will be hosting a workshop for women to come and learn how to create a musical instrument in a wearable technology workshop with guest electronic engineers.
When: Saturday 30th June 10am – 5pm
Centre for Creative Collaboration
16 Acton Street
This is a women only workshop
Tickets are £8 (+ £1 booking fee)
Register here: https://mztek.eventwax.com/
In the second act, later this summer at Wilderness and Shambala we will hack these instruments into outfits, stitching synths into shirts, turning trousers into trumpets and redesigning dresses into drums. For the final act, we will assemble en masse for an impromptu orchestral performance unlike any other, led by composer Florian Lunaire who will score our singular soundtrack as we wind our way throughout the festival.
This event is generously sponsored by the Royal Academy of Engineering.
To book your place, sign up on Eventwax.