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March 23, 2015 - No Comments!

Ciclo Textil UC – Charla

Imminent Body: inteligencia artificial y usabilidad en los textiles del futuro

Este jueves 26 de marzo tendré el honor de dar inicio al ciclo de charlas "Textiles Locales" en la escuela de Diseño UC con una presentación enfocada al diseño especulativo y el futuro de los materiales textiles según el estado actual de la tecnología y sus proyecciones, todo esto basado en mi proyecto de maestría en Textile Futures Imminent Body.

La charla es gratuita y abierta y están todos cordialmente invitados. Si quieren asegurar su cupo pueden hacerlo en este link

Agradezco al departamento de extensión de la escuela por el espacio y la difusión.

Nos vemos el jueves en la FADEU!

 

Imminent Body: artificial intelligence and usability in the textiles of the future

This upcoming Thursday 26 of march I'll have the honour to kick-start the cycle of talks "Local Textiles" at the Design school from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. The presentation will have a focus on speculative design and it is an invitation to reflect on the future of textile materials according to the current state of technology and its projections, all based on my MA project for Textile Futures Imminent Body.

The talk is free and you are all cordially invited. If you would like to reserve a place you can do it in this link.

Thanks to the extension department of the school for the space and diffusion.

See you on Thursday at the FADEU

 

 

 

June 30, 2014 - No Comments!

IMMINENT BODY – 2057

Timeframe for the project with stills from 2001 and Blade Runner

Timeframe for the project with stills from 2001 and Blade Runner. Extract from critical text handed in on May 2014

 

I used the two movies I consider to be more successful in terms of defining a specific year for the project.

It could not be less ​than 37 years but as 2014 + 37 = 2051 that sounds a bit weak or "too near". We are conditioned in a way to remember certain numbers better than others. According to Pythagoras' number theory both movies' years are masculine years (even). I decided for 2057 because seven (7) or Heptad is considered a perfect number. It also has among its names Fortune and Occasion "because it occurs casually and opportunely to everything".1

So, a little bit about the scenario in 2057 and the pieces I developed for the project:

What can happen with society if it is now forced to interact and understand things and devices in a different way?

How can textiles enable us to envision our ability to comprehend the boundaries and outcomes of the interaction between conscious materials and us? ​

The piece focuses its attention in materials now considered as objects and what is a device. The dialogue we will be able to have with materials that are no longer obedient executors of our will but a more autonomous entity that will demand different ways of handling and tools that suit this new nature in order to work with them.