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Blurring Boundaries Workshops – making with a focus on electricity #ArtTuesday

Via How to Get What You Want:

Electricity does not have to be cased up inside slick metal enclosures; we can also let it flow through painted pine-cones, carved traces, and the water in our bodies. The segregation of our abilities into discrete disciplines leaves gray areas to be explored and missing links to be made.

June 9-15, 2019 at Shakerag in Sewanee Tennessee/USA

This workshop will provide you with a time and place to disrupt your own practice by introducing new materials, tools, techniques, and places of making -with a focus on introducing electricity as a material property that can be used to create interactive crafts.

Carbon Nature – Carbon coated seed pods. Strung from copper threads. Hanging on a burnt branch. They clash in silence, but their contact is detected. What follows? Must every physical interaction have digital consequences?


This workshop will attempt to blur the boundaries between:
– natural & artificial
– indoors & outdoors
– craft & engineering
– art & technology

More information and workshop registration: 
>> https://www.shakerag.org/page.cfm?p=1004

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR….

Hannah Perner-Wilson combines conductive materials and craft techniques, developing new styles of building electronics that emphasize materiality and process. She received a B.Sc. in Industrial Design from the University for Art and Industrial Design Linz and an M.Sc. in Media Arts and Sciences from the MIT Media Lab, where she was a student in the High-Low Tech research group. Her thesis work focused on developing, documenting, and disseminating a Kit-of-No-Parts approach to building electronics.

 


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