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Haute Couture and Tech: The New Age of Fashion (Frankfurt, Germany)

THE ARTS+ Runway: Anina, tech-entrepreneur and co-founder of 360Fashion Network, shows how fashion and technology go together. What if fashion designers didn’t need to know how to code to create smart garments and accessories? Attention: takes place at THE ARTS+ Runway.

New synergies between these two branches are more often created. In this session Anina shows how the two, often considered to be too uneven, are set up to design the future and create innovations.

Whether in forms of a Robotic Dress, laser dresses, LED bags and gloves, solar powered bags, 3D printed prosthetics, redesign of robots or maker kits, 360 Fashion Network is a pioneer in the fashiontech market and has many examples and ideas what the future of fashion can look like.

The Arts+ Conference 2016 (Frankfurt, Germany)

THE ARTS+ Conference takes place in hall 4.1. at Frankfurt Book Fair.

THE ARTS+ Conference is the content-rich, dazzling kick-off event on 19 October (9.30 am–5.45 pm, followed by a get-together).

The topics are new business potentials for creative and cultural industries fuelled by the latest digital technologies, including 3D printing, artificial intelligence and augmented and virtual reality.

International artists, architects, museum curators and directors, copyright specialists, IP lawyers, industry experts and pioneers from tech start-ups and certification providers will discuss the scope for new businesses at the intersection of art and technology.

Main topics are:

// New value chains in creative production and distribution

// Impacts of certification and new payment technologies

// Intellectual property and cloud-based data storage

// Digital strategies for museums and other cultural institutions

// Artistic expression in the post-digital age

Media Architecture Summit 2016 Smart Media Architecture (Frankfurt, Germany)

Media Architecture Summit 2016 Smart Media Architecture – enabling sharing and open access for connected cities and neighborhoods.

The Media Architecture Summit 2016 features experts and their projects at the intersection of digital and physical space: media facades, screens, installations an other media that make our cities smarter and that support social interaction. The Media Architecture Summit 2016 brings together a mix of industry speakers with academics and experts presenting projects and discusses approaches for designing and building media architecture. The summit is part of the Luminale 2016, which runs in parallel to the Light+Building event taking place in Frankfurt in March 2016. This years Summit will offer a blend of a two day program including a conference at the German Architecture Museum and a two half day workshop sessions. A keynote by Moritz Behrens will wrap up the two-day event.

Luminale 2016 (Frankfurt, Germany)

Held every two years, this light art festival is part of Light+Building, the world’s largest trade fair for lighting and building services, in Frankfurt, Germany.

Light + Building goes City! In evenings, Luminale bridges the gap between the city and the exhibition centre. Up to 200 lighting events transform Frankfurt into an international metropolis of light.

MOMEM – Museum of Modern Electronic Music (Frankfurt, Germany)

Opening 2017 – Date TBD

Keep an eye on this interesting project which is scheduled to be completed in 2017.

Alex Azary : The initial impulse for MOMEM was the consideration that electronic music and club culture has inspired and influenced much more creative fields, artists and developments of almost all aspects of life in the past three decades than most people tend to realize. The fact that this hasn’t been documented, selected and presented in a focussed and curated conspectus yet, was the basis to conceptualize a contemporary site which accounts these aspirations as well as the cultural and social setting this scene emerged from in the first place.

A museum which is more than a retrospective place, an art and cultural center which is more than another venue, a club that might take club life beyond drink, dance and party.

The designs show that the museum space will be conceptually organized into several sections: Instruments and Technology, History Influences, etc. Is this approach manifested in the architecture? How do you see the experience of movement through architecture and museum spaces?

Stefan Weil: I like the term of “experience the movement”, because this is exactly what MOMEM will be. Entering a programmed platform that unfolds during the visit: kinetic moving objects, the use of media, transforming spaces, organic shapes, soft materials, OLED Technology, configurating furniture systems. MOMEM will appear like a modern shaped system that reacts to the visitor. Reactive Environment, the visitor could easy transform sound and light.

http://www.museeum.net/article/140/momem.html

http://www.momem.org/en/

NODE15 Forum for Digital Arts (Frankfurt, Germany)

From April 27th – May 3rd 2015 we are gathering creative coders and digital artists for the 4th edition of the biennial festival NODE Forum for Digital Arts. As a platform for the creative exploration of technologies, NODE15 is devoted to the negotiation of the body and its fusion with technology. NODE15 will present artistic, scientific and design perspectives on questions of embodiment in the digital sphere.

NODE15 is dedicated to the negotiation of the human body throughout current technological developments and how this is being expressed in our present projects; utopias; and fictions. We will reflect on processes of embodiment; the integral role of the body in perception and interaction; as location of implicit knowledge; and as a tool we constantly try to extend and optimize.

NODE15 | Wrapped in Code – the future of the informed body (Frankfurt, Germany)

We bring together practitioners, researchers, educators and artists from around the world who are engaged in disciplines such as Software Development, Media Arts, Generative Design & Data Visualisation, Graphics, Computational and Interaction Design.

With the leitmotif ‘Wrapped in Code – the future of the informed body’, NODE15 is devoted to the negotiation of the body and its fusion with technology.

Innovative technological concepts such as Ambient Intelligence, Wearables and The Internet of Things are no longer a futuristic vision. The human body is gradually becoming exposed to processes of evaluation and optimization. Consider the grandmother with a pacemaker a new cyborg. The range of such intimate human-machine relationships is mind-boggling. Our goal is to step back and ask ourselves: What direction are we as human beings heading? What impact will this have on society? How can we apply this knowledge in our art works?

You’ll be injected with ideas and knowledge on the creative use of software and hardware along with vvvv workshops where you can learn how to combine it all, for beginners and experts alike.

Hamster Hipster Handy. Under the Spellbound of the Mobile Phone (Frankfurt, Germany)

Many people can no longer imagine everyday life without a mobile phone, or “Handy”, as it is fondly called in the German-speaking world. Its functions meanwhile far exceed making and receiving phone calls: the “cell” is a camera, fashion accessory, computer, flashlight, video screen and much more. As complex as it is contradictory, it forms the core of a whole universe of objects. It shapes our communication, influences our consumer behaviour, reveals our preferences, and brings in its wake entire complexes of things that wouldn’t exist without the mobile telephone. Citing examples from the worlds of design and the media, film and contemporary art, the exhibition will focus on these aspects and show the cell phone as an object that – convenient and harmful, bonding and polarizing – contributes to shaping our cultural self-conception.