On November 21st the official closure of the WEAR Sustain project will take place. Financing from WEAR has made Meditation Lab Experimenter Kit possible. The team is looking forward to presenting the final prototype. We are also very curious to see the results of the other 45 teams. Besides a fashion show of all the prototypes the day will be filled with a symposium on different aspects of sustainable wearables. All this will take place at Bozar in Brussels. Entry is free. You can get your tickets here.
Meditation Lab Experimenter Kit present in two exhibitions during the DDW.
Functional tech-textiles that care
Textiles could do so much more than only cover your body. It could keep track of your health, give power to your empty batteries, connects to your environment or give you empowering encouragements.
Danielle will be present at 20-10 from 11-18h to talk to you about the project and the exhibition. More info.
Home smart home
The kit is part of the exhibition Home smart home by VPRO Medialab. In the Albert Van Abbehuis, VPRO Medialab explores the future of living together with smart devices at home. In the CONNECT room you can see the newest devices that improve how we run our households.
Danielle will give a demo on Tuesday 23-10 from 14-17h. More info.
Tuesday October 9th Danielle Roberts will be presenting MLEK from a Quantified Self perspective. She will talk about the project, what we have done so far and what was learned from that. This is the whole schedule for the evening:
19.30 kick-off Tech Tuesday
20.00 start QSNL – Peter Joosten (moderator)
20.10 Wearables in practice – Mandy
20.30 High tech meditation – Danielle
20.50 Stepcounters – Elcin
21.10 Biometric metaman – Jurjen
21.30 Closing remarks
The meetup will take place at Seats2Meet Utrecht.
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At the Faire on September 29 and 30 Danielle Roberts will be presenting Meditation Lab Experimenter Kit. But you can also experience Soft Meditation: a 10 minute meditation performance based on live meditation data. Visitors are invited to take part in a small research to measure the effects of the performance.
The artist wants to create a community around this Open Source project and is looking forward to talk to makers and other interested people. Please visit my stand C132 in the Klokgebouw at Strijp-S!
Buy your ticketshere.
Kimberley Mok of The New Stack has written a very nice article about MLEK. The New Stack writes about the services and infrastructures that developers build and the cultural impact that has on the way we work and live. The perspective is therefore a bit more technical but that doesn’t make it less interesting. You can read the full article here: https://thenewstack.io/wearable-silence-suit-helps-create-the-perfect-meditation-experience/
After an inspiring Skype session writer Brianna Wesley-Majsiak has written a very nice and comprehensive article about MLEK. It was published on the Every Health website, which bridges the gap between lifestyle and medical sites, delivering trusted health information. You can read the article “A High-Tech Meditation Suit Can Help You Find Your Zen” online.
On July 11th Danielle will take part in the Philosophy of Human Technology Relations conference at DesignLab UTwente. She will be giving a workshop where participants can for the first time experience a Soft Meditation performance! The workshop is part of the Human-Media Interaction / Intimate Technologies track. Danielle will join the panel discussion with Nicola Liberati, Kristin Neidlinger and Galit Wellner.
More information about the conference can be found here.
On June 7th Danielle Roberts is one of the keynote speakers during the Going Digital 2018 conference in Belgrade, Serbia. She will explain how sustainability and data ethics are integrated in Meditation Lab Experimenter Kit.
One of the fastest growing digital magazines writing about fashion technology and wearables, FashNerd.com has written a very nice article about Silence Suit. It gives insight in what the suit can do and its creation. Read the full article here.
On Friday June 1st Vera de Pont and Danielle Roberts will be presenting at the conference The Fashion Colloquium: Searching for the New Luxury.
Our presentation Silence Suit: sustainably integrating spirituality and technology will be about the multiple layers of sustainability and empowerment which are present in the project Meditation Lab Experimenter Kit and Silence Suit especially.
It is a two day conference which is free of charge. There are still tickets available but you do need to register. You can find more information and register at their website.