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ReSkin :: COMPUTER COUTURE LAB
Mon 15th Jan – Thurs 1st Feb @ ANU
ANAT’s RESKIN 3-week intensive Lab series
20 handpicked artists & designers race against the clock to develop and prototype the technology-textile products of our electronically embedded future.

WearNow :: ‘TECH’ is the new ‘BLACK’
Fri 2nd @ ANU Gallery
Sat 3rd @ National Museum of Australia
ANAT’s WearNow public forum of critical discourse around wearable futures.
*Please contact TAMARA BAILLIE to arrange press accreditation for this event

**PRESS CALL**

WHAT: ReSkin Lab outcomes preview

WHO: Local and international leaders at the cutting edge of wearable technology

WHEN: 11am Tuesday 30 January 2006

WHERE: Textiles Workshop & Foyer Gallery, School of Art, Australian National University, Canberra
MEDIA RELEASE: Where do Art & Science Meet Hi-Tech?

While most Australians sun themselves on summer holidays wondering whether there was more to the ipod, 7 international and local facilitators and 20 specially selected artists and designers will be busy indoors stitching the worlds of textile and technology together over 3 intensive weeks at the Australian Network for Art and Technology’s (ANAT) reskin media lab series.

By no means a simple sewing circle, reskin will see artists and facilitators research, develop and rapid-prototype sensor, time based and reactive clothing. It’s jewellery-shoes-bags-personal-environmental-you-name-it designs, gadgets, gizmos and devices; anything wearable and technologically integrated.

Designer of ZiZi, the affectionate couch, Stephen Barrass, will lecture alongside leading Australian sound artist Alistair Riddell, Montreal-based squishy circuit designer Joanna Berzowska and fellow MIT media lab alumni, LA-based multimedia designer and programmer Elise Co. The sessions will delve into cutting edge concepts of “smart” artefacts, exploring embedded electronics within the design of everyday objects.

The innovative and extensive reskin Lab project will conclude with an exciting opportunity for the public to join in the debates that will shape our digidesign future, with the WearNow forum which will be hosted over two days at the National Museum of Australia.

URL: reskin.anat.org.au

Docs for download:
Media Release: Where Does Art & Fashion Meet Hi-Tech?
Media Release: ANAT Backgrounder & Bios
ReSkin Participants Presskit
ReSkin Facilitators Presskit
ReSkin Prototypes Presskit
Filter magazine pdf