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dorkbotSF: Steve Mann, Anouk Wipprecht, Neil Mendoza, Alex Murray-Leslie (San Francisco, California)

October 5, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

If you are in San Francisco this week, this is an amazing dorkbotSF….don’t miss it!

Steve Mann – Phenomenological Augmented Reality
Steve will talk about a new concept and social-artistic movement: Being Undigital with Digital Media. Phenomenological Augmented Reality including the Meta2 and the other presenters’ works as examples.

Anouk Wipprecht – Robotic Fashion and Intuitive Interfaces
Fashion becomes interactive and technology has never before been as close to the skin – what kind of possibilities does this open up? Anouk Wipprecht is a FashionTech designer who works interdisciplinary in search for intelligent systems that interact with the body as the environment of the wearer. Wipprecht uses interaction design and biomimicry coupled to sensors and animatronics. Her designs move, breath, and react to the world around them. She is interested in new ways we can interface — and builds micro-controlled garments to provoke her generation.

Neil Mendoza – Escaping the Default
Neil’s work uses digital and mechanical technologies to bring inanimate objects and spaces to life. Using this medium, he explores the absurd, the humorous, the futile and the surreal. Today, we mediate large parts of our lives through a limited number of digital tools. However, this small, arbitrary ecosystem of technologies leads to a homogenisation of both experience and thought processes. In this presentation, Neil will be talking about some of his technological explorations outside of the ubiquitous networked screen, from artistic hamsters to musical My Little Ponys.

Alex Murray-Leslie – The Liberation of the Feet Via Sounding Wearables
Alex has been working with sounding foot-wearables since 2006, mostly made for the International art group Chicks on Speed (Alex founded with Melissa Logan in 1997). The computer enhanced footwear showcase the role that wearable technologies can play in performance art. The shoes were worn by Chicks on Speed in their latest Artstravaganza performance held in conjunction with Karl Lagerfeld’s ‘Modemethode’ exhibition at the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn, Germany last September. The shoes and foot-appendages are designed with Arduino sensors and actuators. They interface with audio-video systems on stage and relay data to technologies integrated into other parts of the performance arena. Alex presents this and so much more.


October 5, 2016
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Gray Area Art & Technology Theater
2665 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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