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DAAN Designstudio

focuses primarily on designing unique pieces of jewelry, short-run series and accessories made of highest-quality materials. The Studio designs individually and for specific customers. Perfect craftsmanship guides the production of these exclusive pieces of jewelry. Combinations of classical and innovative elements arise from a personal consultation with the customer, which allows the customer’s preferences, interests and personal characteristics to be integrated into the composition. The result produces a feeling of belonging between person and object, which brings the true quality and worth of the jewelry to full expression. This profound and customer-focused style of work can be applied to private individuals as well as manufacturers and institutions of all kinds, which extends the effective field of the studio all the way to product design. At Studio DAAN, innovation, quality and responsibility spur us on to fulfill high expectations every day

 

Diana Eng

is an artist, technologist, and educator whose work spans the fields of physical computing, wearable electronics, and conceptual art. She is the co-creator of Botanicalls, a system that lets thirsty plants place phone calls for human help, and the Lilypad XBee, a sewable radio transceiver that allows your clothing to communicate. Her work has been featured by the New York Times, BBC, CBC, NPR, in books such as “Fashionable Technology” and “Art Science Now” and is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Hartman is based in Toronto at OCAD University where she is the Assistant Professor of Wearable Technology, the Director of the Social Body Lab, and the interim Director of the Digital Futures graduate program. She is also the director of ITP Camp, a summer program at ITP/NYU. Hartman enjoys bicycles, rock climbing, and someday hopes to work in Antarctica.

 

Kate Hartman

is an artist, technologist, and educator whose work spans the fields of physical computing, wearable electronics, and conceptual art. She is the co-creator of Botanicalls, a system that lets thirsty plants place phone calls for human help, and the Lilypad XBee, a sewable radio transceiver that allows your clothing to communicate. Her work has been featured by the New York Times, BBC, CBC, NPR, in books such as “Fashionable Technology” and “Art Science Now” and is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Hartman is based in Toronto at OCAD University where she is the Assistant Professor of Wearable Technology, the Director of the Social Body Lab, and the interim Director of the Digital Futures graduate program. She is also the director of ITP Camp, a summer program at ITP/NYU. Hartman enjoys bicycles, rock climbing, and someday hopes to work in Antarctica.

 

Shannon Henry

is the founder of Polymath Design Lab. Educated in Biology and Informatics, she combines her scientific background with a lifelong love for craft and design, bringing together knowledge about a wide variety of fields for new perspectives and unanticipated connections. Shannon has been working with fabric since she was old enough to handle safety scissors, and began integrating electronics into her art in 2008. She also designs laser cut jewelry and sewn electronics kits, and teaches sewn electronics workshops for both children and adults.

 

Alasdair Leighton – Crawford

Having retired from International Rowing in 2009, decided to retrain, as he had specifically an immense interest in learning and creating performance apparel. Initially self-taught through shirt-making, with this experience he managed to gain a tailoring apprenticeship on the prestigious Savile Row in London in 2009. Later, newfound skills in 2010, He had the opportunity to enroll at the London College of Fashion to study Sportswear Design on their newly created course. Now in his Second year, he has a definite interest in merging smart technology with advanced fabric and pattern cutting techniques, and sees it as the next evolution in fashion design.

 

Erin Lewis

is an artist working with Wearable Technology in Toronto, Canada. Her Wearable pieces incorporate real-time data from a number of public sources such as the stock market, global seismological data, mangetometer data, and other environmental data feeds. Erin sheds light on power dynamics and social imbalance, often with humour and irony. Erin has displayed works at the Ontario Science Centre, OCAD University, the National Film Board of Canada, among others. Her work has been featured in the Toronto Star, the Arduino website, TalkToMyShirt.com, among others. She currently teaches soft circuits and Wearable Technology at Interaccess Media Arts Centre, and speaks publicly on data materialization through wearable electronics.

 

Colleen McCarten

is a student currently in her third year at OCAD University. She is majoring in Material Art and Design, with a special focus on fibre. Colleen has a received a diploma for Fashion Techniques and Design from George Brown College, and has also graduated from Niagara College where she studied Landscape Horticulture Techniques.

 

MOON Berlin

The Berlin based fashion label “MOON Berlin” was founded by Brigitte Franken and Christian Bruns in 2010. The main idea is to combine light technique with high fashion in a sensitive way. The collection is made in cooperation with Fraunhofer IZM and Stretchable Circuits and the jewelry designer Damir Antolovic, DAAN Designstudio. Light is a sophisticated design element with many different aspects and effects. By using light, there are new rules of creating clothing and also new challenges to display and exhibit. The collection was presented worldwide in 2011. www.moon-berlin.com.

 

Kristin Neidlinger

is an experience designer focused on the Sensory Computer Interface [SCI]. In a trans-disciplinary approach she crafts phenomenal technology to augment physical embodiment. Kristin has a background in dance, theatre, and physical therapy.

 

Susan Ngo

is a Brooklyn based interaction designer and technologist with her Master’s from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University. In her work, she explores the intersection of technology and art to create compelling multi media projects

 

OCAD University

Canada – The undergraduate minor in Wearable Technology at OCAD University draws together an understanding of sensor and wireless technologies, fabrication skills in electronics and material arts, and an understanding of the sociology of the body to open possibilities for artists and designers to new experiences with technology. This program takes a holistic, experimental and concept-led approach to the subject matter integrating science, art, design, craft, technology, fashion and philosophy enabling the student to conceive, design, develop and fabricate basic working prototypes and art works.

 

Amy Konstanze Mercedes Rainbow Winters

is a new media artist and fashion designer whose work lies at the intersection of fashion, visual arts, music, film, dance and theatre. The British/Swiss artist graduated from Central Saint Martin’s in 2006 with a BA in Theatre Design. Her first ready-to wear collection launched in September 2010 for London Fashion Week, a capsule collection of wearable printed garments which change color on reaction to sunlight and water. She has won numerous awards and grants for her work and has been recognized by the likes of Channel 4, HSBC, Science Museum London , Science Gallery Dublin, TSB and the CSM Innovation Centre.