"TEXTILE INTERSECTIONS is a two-days conference and three-days exhibition of works organized by the Textile Design Research Group at Loughborough University in collaboration with Royal College of Art and Queen Mary University London exploring collaborations in textile design research to be held at Loughborough University in London between 12 – 14 of September 2019.
DXARTS assistant professor Afroditi Psarra, will present her research on textile fractal antennas in the context of ICERM's Semester workshop “Illustrating Dynamics and Probability”, which will take place at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.
The Illustrating Mathematics program at ICERM (Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics) brings together mathematicians, makers, and artists who share a common interest in illustrating mathematical ideas via computational tools.
The goals of the program are to:
introduce mathematicians to new computational illustration tools to guide and inform their research;
spark collaborations among and between mathematicians, makers and artists;
find ways to communicate research mathematics to as wide an audience as possible.
DXARTS assistant professor Afroditi Psarra is imparting an introductory workshop to e-textiles and sound experimentation through the use of programmable microcontrollers, digital electronics and soft conductive materials at S1, an artist run project space and contemporary art center in Portland, Oregon.
The Paraset (Paratrooper radio set) was one of the most notorious of all the transceivers used by the partisan clandestine radio operators during WWII. Often transported in food baskets, suitcases, and other obscure places, it was used for clandestine radio communication primarily in Norway and Europe. The equipment is known as the “Paraset” because it was dropped by parachute for field agents. A fascinating piece of history.
With this exhibition Piksel wants to make an homage to the radio as a device and also to the importance of the listeners. In a historical moment where the FM analogue radio has been shot down and there are voices that claims that "Norway is not prepared for this.” and "Of course there is a lot of nostalgia in radio. That's one of the reasons this switch is so controversial.” Piksel wants to bring some fresh air doing both, recalling the analogue radio and bringing new low-cost digital technologies to the people, radio-makers and emitters.
DXARTS Soft Lab creative Heidi Biggs will perform Racquetball Score at On the Boards on April 24. This piece explore gender nonbinary through soundscapes captured through a game of solo racquetball play.
A symposium organized by Sareeta Amrute, Audrey Desjardins, Afroditi Psarra, Daniela Rosner and Phillip Thurtle with keynote talks, round tables, workshops and performances by Morehshin Allahyari, Trinh Mai, Sarah Zewde, Nais Dave, Kalani Young, Azzurra Cox, Gabriel Dattatreyan, Nia Easley, Giulia Tomasello, Juno Parrenas, Doenja Oogies, Nisi Shawl and Constanza Piña.
DXArts Minor Kathrine Hardman will be performing as part of the 2019 Encuentro Tecnofeminista Cyborgrrrls in Mexico City, Mexico, presenting her work Vi(sion)(bration). Cyborgrrrls is a critical, hackfeminist, techno-anarchist and cyber-libertarian festival to recreate technology and aesthetic and gender stereotypes.
Trials and Errors exhibition at Kibla Multimedia Center in Maribor, Slovenia. Curated by Tincuta Heinzel.
This workshop is an introduction to the world of electronic textiles by creating wearable antennas and amplifiers that can sonify invisible electromagnetic fields. Join us to learn how to handcraft using conductive fabrics and yarns, and to experience an exploratory soundwalk around Pioneer Square.
This workshop is an introduction to wearable technology through fractal antennas - antennas which use fractal geometry to maximize their bandwidth which are capable of sensing HAM radio, FM and AM bandwidth, satellite communication, PAN, RF and wifi signals depending on the antenna material and tuning.