NYU Shanghai Presentation

Bodies and Beyond: Exploring Technology and the Human Form
Kate Hartman
Date & Time
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 17:00 to 18:30
Room 1505, 1555 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai

How can technology interpret, acknowledge, or extend the human form? And how can objects that live in the bodysphere enhance, inhibit, or mediate our social interactions? In this talk, Kate Hartman will present both her solo projects as well as collaborative projects from the Social Body Lab, a research and design lab dedicated to body-centric technologies in the social context. She will explore the conceptual, technical, and contextual valleys that exist between the current peaks of development in the emerging field of wearable technology.

Kate Hartman is an artist, technologist, and educator whose work spans the fields of physical computing, wearable electronics, and conceptual art. She is the author of the book "Make: Wearable Electronics," was a speaker at TED 2011, and her work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Hartman is based in Toronto at OCAD University where she is Associate Professor of Wearable and Mobile Technology in the Digital Futures program and Director of the Social Body Lab. She is also the director of ITP Camp, a summer program at ITP/NYU in New York.

Introduction and moderation of Q&A by Antonius Wiriadjaja, Assistant Arts Professor at NYU Shanghai.
Location & Details

To our visitors

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  • There is no public parking on campus
  • Entrance only through the South Lobby (1555 Century Avenue) 
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Metro: Century Avenue Station, Metro Lines 2/4/6/9 Exit 6 in location B

Bus: Century Avenue at Pudian Road, Bus Lines 169/987