A 2 day event organized by Otto Von Busch and Despina Papadopoulos
that explores the intersections of fashion, technology and creativity
and energises dialogue & a community of practitioners and thinkers.
The point of departure for Electronic Etherealism and the Digital
Perfume project is the bridging of the worlds of fashion and technology.
We are interested in locating the juncture between fashion and
technology and it is possible that perfume, which is also bottled
mythology sitting on the crux of alchemy and science, can prove
an effective conduit.
The interfaces and protocols between these worlds are today insufficient.
Instead of framing this field with tools from the enlightenment
we aim to explore alchemic practices of re-mystifying technology
for merging it into the mythical world of fashion. To form an alloy
of "fashion and technology" there is a need to reveal
the Quinta Essentia of electronics and transmutate it to a proto-scientific
experience, turning it in to expressions of fashion.
Friday, October 27th 4:00 - 8:00 pm, Pratt
Institute, 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn. Sponsored by
the Digital Arts Laboratory, Department of Digital Arts and School
of Architecture at Pratt Institute, hosted by the Department of
Digital Arts at Pratt Institute
Lectures and discussions on perfume, essential etherealism
and fashion mythology, technology, memory and process
List of Speakers:
Mouna Andraos, interaction designer
Otto von Busch, fashion theorist & designer,
Giana González, designer
Despina Papadopoulos, interaction designer, adjunct
professor, NYU, ITP, organizer
Eddie Roschi, co-founder, Le Labo fragrances
Clemens Thornquist, Head of Fashion, School of
Textiles University College of Borås, guest researcher, FIT
Panel discussion moderated by Timothy Mohn,
Founding Director of the Digital Arts Research Laboratory at Pratt
Institute in New York City
Saturday, October 28th 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, Eyebeam
540 W. 21st Street, between 10th and 11th avenue, NY
We are grateful to Eyebeam for hosting the brainstorming session
Brainstorming, concept building and electronics hacking as re-mystification
(mutilate-modulate-mutate), hands-on building session, exploring
various ways to mimic or stimulate magical powers and alchemical
processes in electronics. Making electronics speak the language
A publication with essays from the event and workshop
findings will follow in the Spring of 2007.