Mediating the Future of Fashion: E-Textiles and Biotechnology

The panel brings together artists and designers Anouk Wipprecht, WhiteFeather Hunter, and Jacqueline Beaumont, and will take a speculative and critical stance, drawing from the expertise of the panel and moderator to explore the role of technology in fashioning new bodies, skins and surfaces. The panel’s diverse backgrounds include e-textiles, biotech, and bio-textiles, with a connecting thread of each designer’s own practical and conceptual reimaging of the body and surfaces. Through various approaches, these panellists all create some form of “second skin” — defined by the panel’s moderator Dr. Miranda Smitheram as “an interface between the outside and inside worlds, both a barrier and a membrane that can carry cellular, microbial, embedded and networked information.” Join us to hear more about what the future holds for these new mediated surfaces of the self.

Type: Panel

Date: Thursday, August 26, 2021

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