14 – 16 September 2005, University of Wales, Newport, WALES, UK
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FEE DEADLINE – 31st July
£275 – 10% discount for Textile Institute Members on standard fees only
£75 – Concessionary Fee pp (Artists, Arts Organisations and Students places limited)
£50 – Conference dinner
REGISTRATION FEE AFTER – 31st July
£345 – 10% discount for Textile Institute Members on standard fees only
£95 – Concessionary Fee pp (Artists, Arts Organisations and Students places limited)
£50 – Conference dinner
For Conference Queries: Contact: Kay Bosanko-Sheady
This two day International conference will aim to contextualise the future potential of Wearable Technologies in a variety of fields ranging from military application to fine art. Wearable Futures is an interdisciplinary conference, which aims to bring together practitioners, inventors, and theorists in the field of soft technology and wearables including those concerned with fashion, textiles, sportswear, interaction design, media and live arts, medical textiles, wellness, perception and psychology, IPR, polymer science, nanotechnology, military, and other relevant research strands. We will be examining how some broad generic questions will be explored in relation to wearable technology including but not restricted to: aesthetics and design, function and durability versus market forces; the desires, needs and realities of wearable technologies; technology and culture; simplicity and sustainability; design for wearability; wearables as theatre and wearables as emotional “tools”.
Suzanne Lee, Senior Research Fellow at Central Saint Martins, Fashion
Consultant and author of Fashioning the Future pub Thames and Hudson Sept 2005.
Joanna Berzowska, Artist and Assistant Professor of Design and Computation Arts at Concordia University in Montreal. http://artschool.newport.ac.uk/smartclothes/wearablefutures_keynote.html#Joanna
Sarah E. Braddock Clarke, Lecturer, Curator and Writer. Co Author of Techno
Textiles, SportsTech and Techno Textiles2 pub 2005.
Chris Baber University of Birmingham, Reader in Interactive Systems Design, in the Department of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering, at The University of Birmingham.
In Association With
University of Wales, PDR, Cardiff¹s Metropolitan University, SCAN, Selvedge Magazine, The Textile Institute, ASF Weave, Arts Council of Wales.
The event has been organised by Smart Clothes Wearable Technology Research Group, University of Wales, Newport and PDR, University of Wales Institute Cardiff. In association with SCAN (Southern Collaborative Arts Network) & consultant Jane Harris.
University of Wales, Newport
Using smart textiles, micro-technologies and new manufacturing techniques the ‘Smart Clothes and Wearable Technology’ research group aim to develop innovative clothing. From end user needs to commercial realities, fabric performance to human ergonomics. Our research will acknowledges the multidisciplinary nature of smart clothing, encouraging academic and commercial collaboration.
The National Centre for Product Design and Development Research (PDR) is a world-renowned centre for innovation, design engineering, prototyping, agile manufacture, market feasibility and support. We have combined leading edge research, the latest technology and award winning staff to provide practical, commercial solutions to industry for over ten years.
The South Coast Arts Network (SCAN) is the new media arts agency in the South of England with a commitment to the delivery and facilitation of collaborative projects and initiatives using emergent technologies and practices. Working on a membership and partnership basis, SCAN brings individuals and organisations together to share resources in the realisation of high quality projects and experimental initiatives.
Jane Harris is a Senior Research Fellow with the Fashion and Textile department at Central St Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London. http://www.researchatcsm.com/janeharris/
Chris Baber, Reader, University of Birmingham
Joanna Berzowska, Assistant Professor, University in Montreal
Sarah E. Braddock Clarke, Author & Lecturer
Julia Cassim, Helen Hamlyn Research Centre, Royal College of Art
Andrew Chetty, Arts Consultant
Carole Collet, Director Textile Futures, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design
Anne Farren, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
Joan Farrer, Reader, Royal college of Art
Linda Fredericks, Director, ASF Weave
Frances Geesin, Research Fellow, London College of Fashion
Rory Hamilton, Interactive Design, Royal college of Art
Jane Harris, Senior Research Fellow, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design
Ros Hibbert, Textile Consultant
Andrew Hutchison, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
James Lamont, Innovation Team Leader, Adidas, Germany
Suzanne Lee, Senior Research Fellow, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design
Alan Lewis, Director of Research, University of Wales Institute Cardiff
Jane McCann, Director of Smart Clothes & Wearable Technology, University of Wales, Newport
Cliff Randell, Research Associate , University of Bristol
Stephen Scrivener, Research Professor, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design
Mick Siddons, Consultant, CR8ive Solutions Ltd
Helen Sloan, Director, SCAN
David Smith, Reader, University of Wales, Newport
Sally Cowan, Garment and Textile Consultant
Emma Posey, Director, Bloc