2019 art and technology education program
#fashtech in Schools
Students will design and prototype an integrated art, fashion, 3D design wearable that incorporates electronics, coding and sensor technology. Working in pairs or small groups, each team will collaborate to design and make an ideas driven wearable tech garment.
This workshop will involve creative thinking, experimentation and lots of hands-on making. Guest artists will be available to support and mentor students while introducing the potential of wearable tech through examples of their own unique work.
In 2019, the Inner West Council is sponsoring schools in the Inner West to participate and showcase their final works at their EDGE place activation in Ashfield this September.
The Language of Fashion
ARTeConnect was invited to attend the 2019 National Youth Science Forum’s (NYSF) in Canberra to deliver a workshop on wearable tech, demonstrating the relationship between science and design.
DE-Light a sARorial garment by Ahmad Mollahasani and Lily Hambling was also on display giving students a glimpse of what a fusion of art and technology might look in the future.
A garment that uses facial recognition software to trigger an array of LED’s to communicate emotions in a non-verbal manner.
How is a doctor able to gauge a patient’s needs and wants if they are unable to verbalise them? This was one of many problems considered by the students as they came to terms with the potential wearable technologies.
Participants acknowledged that as technology advances it is becoming more apparent that scientists need to adopt an interdisciplinary approach with their research, collaborating with other academic fields and industries to achieve results.
During the ArteConnect workshop participants, facilitated by artist educator Liz Bradshaw, worked in teams, problem solving and experimenting with conductive materials and LEDs to produce a functional worn circuit and switch operated by body movement.
NYSF is a not-for-profit organisation with a mission to encourage young people in their passion for science; showcasing wide variety of engaging, rewarding and inspiring study and career options available in science, technology and engineering fields (STEM). Each year, they bring 600 Year 12 students together for 12-day residential science experiences in Canberra and Brisbane.