Irene Posch will talk about her research and practice at the nexus of craft and computation. Her investigations deal with the assumed nature and given form of the technologies surrounding us. She actively questions them through considering manual textile crafts as possible fabrication methods for electronic and computational artifacts, investigating the tools needed as well as the objects and interactions emerging from them. The talk will introduce examples and potential scenarios around textile electronics as complement to contemporary maker cultures and infrastructures.
Irene Posch (www.ireneposch.net) is a researcher and artist based in Vienna, Austria. In her current work she explores the integration of computational technology into the field of art and craft, and vice versa, and the cultural and aesthetic implications thereof. She worked with the Ars Electronica Futurelab and was an artist in residence at the V2_Institute for the Unstable Media NL and Eyebeam Art&Technology Center NYC. Most recently she has been the key researcher within the project “Stitching Worlds” at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and is a PhD candidate at the Institute for Design and Assessment of Technology, TU Vienna. Her work has been presented on international platforms, among them CHI Conference, Future Everything Festival, ZKM – Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe, Eyebeam, Biennale International Design Saint-Etienne, Museum of Applied Arts Vienna.