Conversatorio: Programa INGENIOSAS “Ciencia y tecnología para todas” [Girls in tech]

Honrada de haber sido invitada a compartir mis experiencias como académica e investigadora con las estudiantes del Liceo Bicentenario, Valdivia.  Como aclaración, aludí a la capacidad de incluirnos como una llamada a encontrarnos con el pensamiento transdisciplinar, en donde la colaboración y la inclusión son fundamentales para responder a los grandes desafíos sociales que enfrenta…

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TCS – Taller Cuerpo Sur IV Cuerpo, Paisaje y Tecnología

Taller Cuerpo Sur TCS (translated as “Body South Workshop” from Spanish) is an initiative emerging from academics at the UACH Faculty of Architecture and Arts , intended to offer spaces for reflection and exploration around the body in contemporary culture. The TCS approach combines both practical and theoretical dimensions granted by the situated body in…

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Book: Design. Think. Make. Break. Repeat. BIS Publishers

Design. Think. Make. Break. Repeat. provides a comprehensive collection of 60 methods applicable to any design innovation project. This handbook provides a flexible, interactive learning resource for anyone interested in learning about design thinking methods and their use for product and service innovation. It includes easy-to-follow exercises for each method along with ready-to-use templates and…

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TEI 2017 Studio: ​The Body as a Source of Aesthetic Qualities for Design ​Explorations and techniques

As part of the outcomes of The Felt Sense Project, Lian Loke and I ran a studio on somatic-based exploration and techniques for interaction design. This workshop was intended to explore ways of unearthing aesthetic qualities from everyday experiences and to evaluate sensory information through the body. This studio was part of the TEI 2017…

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Storytelling the Felt-sense: SOUL

Storytelling the Felt-Sense- Story one: Soul is an electronic art installation that invites the audience to reflect on personal blissful moments, as well as to experience them through the lens of someone else’s subjectivity. This art piece is one of the multiple works as part of my doctoral research The Felt Sense Project, which investigates the use of the…

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Mellifera

The concept behind this wearable sculpture reflects on how technology should look at nature to answer complex questions. The pulsating energy of the Earth might go unnoticed to most humans, however the Queen bee is sensitive towards its small changes. She dances, reminding us how the invisible -yet fundamental- still has a strong influence on…

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The Felt Sense Vest

The idea of crafting wearable technology for psychosomatic well-being was inspired from previous research studies indicating how the use of projective forms of art, touch and other physical interventions has a positive impact in the acknowledgement of the felt sense (Friedman 2004 and Rappaport 2008) as well as on relieving emotional blockages such as in…

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Electronic chimeras of the deep sea (I-II-III-IV)

Materials: Arduino Fio, pulse sensor, LEDs, wires, crocheted wool patterns, clear polypropylene and organza. The concept behind Electronic chimeras of the deep sea resides in the aesthetic symbiosis between the human and the machine. A human host, who nurtures the chimera with physiological energy, receives heightened social visibility in exchange. These wearable pieces were worn during…

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