workshop: werkgroep wearables
In 2009 I participated in a workgroup of artists and designers at the Digitale Werkplaats (Digital Workspace) at the Centrum Beeldende Kunst 's-Hertogenbosch. The workgroup took place approx two weekends a month throughout 2009.
The workgroup started out with about 10 participants, but at the end of the course, the following die-hards were left:
- Anja Hertenberger
- Danielle Roberts made the Body-warner
- Karina van Heck
- Dorette Sturm
- Jennifer Kanary
For details of my individual pieces, see the links at the bottom of this page.
Computer technology is mainly used to perform tasks that most humans find difficult, e.g., repetitive processes, large calculations, accurate timing, etc. Most of us are quite happy for computers to take care of these jobs for us because we don't enjoy them and computers do them very well.
But there are other things that many humans find difficult and don't enjoy that are less logic-based and therefore not considered suitable jobs for computers. These are often things we consider to be deeply human. Can computers help us perform these tasks as well?
Difficult tasks computer technology can help us with:
- Making eye contact
- Knowing when to smile
- Appropriate handshake techniques
progress: completed projects
progress: work in progress
Progress updates will be posted per project:
- face brace
- empathy enforcer