Annetje Lekkas on Thu, 15 Nov 2007 11:41:35 +0100 (CET)
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[Nettime-nl] Reminder: V2_ Call for proposal | Wearable technology
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- Subject: [Nettime-nl] Reminder: V2_ Call for proposal | Wearable technology
- From: Annetje Lekkas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 13:21:31 +0100
Call for artist-in-residency proposals on:
V2_Lab, the artistic Research & Development (aRt&D) department of
V2_, Institute for the Unstable Media, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands,
has a vacancy for a 2 month artist-in-residence on Wearable
technology in the period 15 January - 15 April 2008.
Deadline 1 December 2007
V2_Lab is a workspace for artists, scientists and technicians
emphasizing the encounter and exchange between different disciplines.
Main areas of the V2_Lab's aRt&D are: Interactivity and Alternative
Interfacing, Wearable Technology, Virtual Reality, Multi-user
The last few years have seen many exciting new developments in the
field of wearable technology. However, the impact of these
developments on everyday design practices has so far not reached the
level anticipated. This can, at least partly, be attributed to the
fairly limited generic quality of most of these new developments.
Typically, promising new wearable technologies are developed for one
specific implementation and then never again used because of the
large efforts required to re-implement the developed technology in
On the basis of this observation, V2_Lab chose to develop the
telematic technology used to realise the recently finished Soft(n)
project in a generic way. Resulting in technology that is easy to
generalize to a great variety of possible implementations of wearable
The wearable technology components available for this residency are
based on a custom daughterboard for the Gumstix embedded computing
platform and custom firmware called SIOS (Sensor Input/Output
System), developed at V2_Lab. It allows for versatile sensor and
actuator development, while the use of open standards for
communication, such as OSC and Apple's Bonjour, keep the platform
accessible to many different applications.
V2_Lab is now looking for new and innovative uses of the SIOS
technology in order to further develop its uses and capabilities.
Therefore, V2_lab calls for artist-in-residency proposals describing
an artistic Research & Development project on wearable technologies,
preferably in relation to smart textiles.
The artist receives:
- grant up to 4.000,- EUR;
- free lodging;
- technical support in research and realisation;
- access to technical equipment (time planning depending on
- travel expenses up to 250 EUR;
The residence has a duration of 8 weeks max and should take place
between 15 January 2008 and 15 April 2008
The deadline for application is 1 December 2007 and we expect
applicants to fill out the attached application form. Incorrect or
incomplete forms are not taken into consideration.
The application form is attached to this call for proposal. It is
also downloadable on www.v2.nl.
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