Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Haptic InterFace 2012

Deadline: August 1, 2012 (EMAIL)

Haptic InterFace 2012
Wearables Lab
Academy of Visual Arts

Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong, China
Workshop: November 10 to 20, 2012
Exhibition: November 19 – December 20, 2012

The Wearables Lab* is pleased to announce Haptic InterFace 2012: a new challenge for designers, artists, scientists, developers and creative thinkers who want to come to face to face with the unexpected and new. Haptic InterFace consists of a ten-day workshop and an exhibition that will be running parallel in this event.

Haptic InterFace workshop will take place from November 10th to 20th in the Wearables Lab, an innovative trans-disciplinary laboratory at the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University. This invitation represents an opportunity to spend ten intensive days developing new ideas in relation to the body through the creative use of materials and praxis. Our aim is to provide a space where professionals and creative thinkers from a range of backgrounds explore the borders between art, science and technology.

This is a participant-driven workshop where you will be encouraged to collaborate, mash-up materials and technology and find ways to let innovation happen in real-time, facilitated by a team of experts and support staff. The lab is equipped with state of the art technology, and depending on your research area, can draw on specific equipment available from the broad range of creative studios at the Academy of Visual Arts in order to support your creative investigations.

The workshop will run parallel with the Haptic InterFace Exhibition November 19th – December 20th at the Koo Ming Kown Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong. It will feature art/design/multi-media work in the form of body related works from leading artists and designers around the world. Concepts/prototypes developed in the Wearables Lab will be added to the core exhibition at the end of the workshop.

As there are a limited number of places available to the workshop and exhibition, selection is based on quality of previous work and creative capacity to contribution to the overall group.

Cost: 3000 HK$ (approx. US$ 385) includes 10 days workshop, basic meals and the use of the creative studios at the Academy of Visual Arts.

Download Call for Participants: hapticinterface.hkbu.edu.hk/HapticInterFaceCallForParticipants.pdf

Download Application Form: hapticinterface.hkbu.edu.hk/HapticInterface_ApplicationForm.docx

Visit website for complete details: hapticinterface.hkbu.edu.hk