About the event:
BRIGHTMINDS WORKSHOP – wearables for kids
Caps under construction (8-12 years) – for kids who love tech and fashion
Wearables are not only about data, sensors, or communication. The technology also presents new possibilities for circuit prototyping, with exciting prospects for combining, experimenting with and constructing new materials. In this workshop, kids can build their own customised blinking caps – and take them home to show off afterwards.
BRING YOUR OWN CAP WITH.
Only 8 seats available so book NOW
Jo-Anne is a textile artiste and designer, currently working for and with several artists and designers in Copenhagen. She has a Master’s degree from the Swedish School of Textiles in Borås, Sweden, in which she investigated textiles through a broad and conceptual path. She specialised in knitting techniques, and began to experiment with electronics and wearable technology. Since then, Jo-Anne has maintained her curiosity for the open source community and knowledge sharing. From small electronic projects, she began to develop ways to embed electronics into textiles. This began a reflection on how textiles can be designed to incorporate technology with production; and also the role of the artist in the process.
Location: 1st floor, Cape Town City Hall, Darling Street
Darling Street, Cape Town