Extended Senses Lab Session

By: Tomasz Jaskiewicz

The Lab Session
Various forms of extending human senses with the use of low-cost sensors and easy-access networks are becoming available to more and more of us. Artists and designers working with open tools (Arduino, Processing, OpenFrameworks etc) are creating new interfaces to operate, perform and navigate within networked environments. Through technology we can sense new aspects of our surrounding and we can enhance or distort our perception and interaction with the world around.

The Extended Senses Lab invites artists/designers working in the field to develop a scenario or prototype, which explores ways we could experience through and within these networks. Introduced and guided by Tomasz Jaskiewitz (TUDelft/Superspace) the participants will go hands-on, designing and developing ideas based on current real-world situations, leading to immediately viable concepts.

Who should attend?
This lab session is for interaction designers, industrial designers, architects, media artists and creative technologists who are working with the human body, human senses, wearables or sensor technology and would like to co-create new concepts together.

Apply via makers@deaf.nl

Please include your name, a short background and professional skills, your motivation to join and any previous knowledge of sensor technology and any web links you may have (site/blog/linkedin/vimeo).
Also, please state whether you are a student or a professional. Out of the applicants, 18 participants will be selected. The call closes on Tuesday, May 15th. The selection will be announced shortly afterwards. Payment will be settled personally with those selected.

About DEAF
The tenth edition of DEAF (Dutch Electronic Art Festival) will take place from Wednesday 21 May until Saturday 24 May 2014 at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museumpark 25 in Rotterdam. The DEAF exhibition runs from 21 May to 9 June.

DEAF 2014 offers a rich and varied programme with a thematic exhibition, seminars, lectures, workshops and performances. The theme for the 2014 edition is ʻThe Progess Trapʼ, the trap when technological innovation has become a means to an end in itself and has been decoupled from the cultural and social advances that it was supposed to help achieve. DEAF 2014 proposes to view the innovations of our globalised world through a critical lens.

For the full programme visit www.deaf.nl


With thanks to Flemish Arts Centre De Brakke Grond.