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sensual tech

SIMULATION DEVICES, SOFT CIRCUITS AND WEARABLE TECHNOLOGIES

How can technology improve the way we relate intimately to our possessions, to others, and to ourselves?

• Dates TBD
• Based at ACUD in Berlin, Germany
• One week, full-time
• Small class of participants


Pricing
Artist / Student (Full Time)*
€725 until 30. Jun., €845 regular fee

Freelancer*
€925 until 30. Jun., €1045 regular fee

Professional*
€1125 until 30. Jun., €1265 regular fee


course
description

Human experiences around attachment, sex and intimacy are complex and ever-changing. What happens when we start to scrutinise human experience to explore embodiment, desire and the senses in a more objective and practical manner? Can we design new devices and experiences that stimulate our pleasure to meet or even challenge our most personal and individual needs, as well as those of the people we care about?

In today’s increasingly digitised world, how do we create physical human experiences that are relevant, meaningful, and even political? The  course will cover the entire process of making from start to finish. This will include exercises for idea  generation, rapid prototyping, basic electronics, and introductory coding  skills.

Students will take a hands-on approach to working  with basic electronic components and sensors, using the Arduino  platform as a base to play and to create magical things that bring ideas  to life. This course is for people who have  always wanted to delve into the world of soft circuits and wearable technologies but have  never been sure of where to start. This one-week intensive will equip you with the technical expertise and confidence to continue  working on your own projects long after the course has ended.


in this course,
you will be
introduced to

  • A history of embodied technologies, stimulation devices and cyborg theory through the ages
  • Specific knowledge relating to the production of wearable technologies,including the use of microcontrollers, soft circuits and body-safe materials
  • Introduction to coding with the Arduino platform, basic electronics and circuitry, soldering skills
  • Electronics and simple circuitry
  • Challenges and conversations on play from a variety of perspectives
  • An amazing network and community of like-minded creative beings and potential future collaborators

who is this
program for?

This program is for artists, designers, technologists, creatives, fashion designers, experience designers, and anyone interested in exploring wearable and intimate technologies from the ground up. This course approaches these topics from an introductory level. No prior experience is required.


meet the
instructors