Luthiers del SXXI – Project collaboration

I was invited to participate as a collaborator and academic for this project called Luthiers del SXXI, as part of the component of the subject Creative Coding, held at the Institute of Informatics at the Universidad Austral de Chile. This project, led by Teodoro Danneman had as the main goal to empathise with the need…

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Yo Invento Los Ríos

Yo Invento Los Ríos es una iniciativa dirigida por Claire Evans-Serandour, profesora de ciencias e idiomas de la Universidad Austral de Chile. Esta iniciativa se basa en el formato de concurso de ferias científicas, en donde se invita a estudiantes de educación básica de diversos colegios rurales de la Región de Los Ríos idear artefactos…

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Resumen – Participación en el workshop More-than-human design: making and unmaking design beyond the human. Diseño UC

Workshop organizado por Martín Tironi, Matías Valderrama, Pablo Hermansen, y Renato Bernasconi de la Escuela de Diseño UC. Este workshop contó con la participación de Laura Forlano, profesora asociada del Institute of Design del Illinois Institute of Technology. Abajo incluyo un pequeño extracto- resumen de mi participación. (…) La diseñadora Claudia Nuñez Pacheco (U. Austral) presentó su…

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Our new 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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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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Icarus wings / Electric Night exhibition / Powerhouse Museum

Biofeedback wearable. Materials: Lilypad Arduino, Red LED, white felt, leaf fibre. Part of the exhibition “Electric Dreams” that took place on 4th of July 2013 at the Powerhouse Museum. Prototype Nº1.     Lucila and The Non-cartesian Fascinator were also exhibited

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Eloquent Robes

Eloquent Robes is an interactive art installation that uses visualisations of heartbeat data to communicate and make evident intimate physiological information. The nomenclature Eloquent Robes refers to a garment that decodes a user’s internal data by utilising abstract representations in order to enhance the creation of personal narratives. The participant wears a white paper garment,…

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