The Electronics Sensors Photonics KTN and The Royal College of Art
RCA Plastic Electronics Seminar
Location: RCA Lecture Theatre One & Seminar Rooms
When: Wednesday 14 March 2012
Presentations: 10.00am - 1.00pm
Clinic: 1.00pm - 4.30pm NOW FULL
By invitation only
A new era of electronics is happening; organic and other materials are being used to create electronic devices and circuits with shapes and forms that previously would not have been possible. Plastic electronics is not defined by a single product, market or industry, rather, it cuts across many different sectors, applications and products.
Instead of traditional printed circuit boards, electronic circuits and chips can now be made by printing or embedding them on paper, plastic or even textiles so they can be flexible, thinner, lighter, mass-produced, organically safe for disposal and cheaper. This opens the door to a future of incredible possiblities.
RCA artists and designers have a strong culture of experimentation and innovation and design has an important role to play in translating advances in plastic electronics into new usable technologies as well as generating provocations for the future.
This one-day seminar will introduce RCA artists and designers to technologists from the UK Printed/Plastic Electronics community. We will start with a series of short presentations (using working models where possible), followed by a workshop clinic where you can get in-depth information and inspiration.
Mike Banach - Senior Research Manager, Plastic Logic
Lauren Bowker - RCA Textiles graduate
Alexander Du-Preez, Hannes Harms & Peter Krige - RCA IDE students
Daisy Ginsberg - RCA Design Interactions graduate
Luke Hart - RCA Sculpture student
Eifion Jewell - Senior Technology Fellow, SPECIFIC, Swansea University
Matt Johnson - RCA IDE graduate & Co-founder, Bare Conductive
Richard Kirk - CEO + Ric Allott - CTO Polyphotonix
Roland Lamb - RCA Design Products graduate & founder, Sea Labs
Francesca Rosella - Fashion designer, CuteCircuit
Jenny Tillotson - RCA Textiles graduate & Senior Research Fellow, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design
We hope this joint RCA & ESP KTN clinic/workshop will enable an exchange of knowledge and imaginative ideas, leading to exciting collaborations, projects and funding.
When & Where
Royal College of Art
The Royal College of Art is the only wholly postgraduate art and design college in the world and has a rich history of innovation – many products now in everyday use started as RCA graduate projects and many graduates have emerged as leading innovators in their field.