Actions and Detail Panel
Thu 20 October 2016, 14:00 – 16:00 BST
How can we bring research alive?
/Method/ ; noun
: a particular procedure for accomplishing or approaching something, especially a systematic or established one.
This symposium explores new and innovative methods in digital crafting, digital collaboration, material culture and making.
Four guests speakers from the areas of anthropology, wearable technology, and digital culture are invited to present their views on the question- How can we bring research alive?
We aim to foster a discussion to share, explore and debate issues centred around interdisciplinary thinking methods. The symposium ends with an open floor discussion on practice-led research and viewpoints from the speakers.
1.Melissa Coleman, Wearable Technology Designer/New Media Artist. Critically explores the shifting relationship between people, their bodies and technology.
2. Max Wang, Managing partner, Liyeah. Founder of CACAO Art& Design magazine. Area of expertise in exploring collaborations between culture and technologies in both
digital and physical presentations.
3. Paul Gough, Electronic fashion technologist. Lecturer at Shih Chein University and formally head of Philips research's wearable electronics activity. Paul has experience in exploring the future of electronic apparel through collaborative work with fashion designers and students in Taiwan and UK.
4.Dr.Peter Oakley, Research leader in School of Material, RCA. Peter has experience of using a range of research methodologies, including ethnographic fieldwork, interviews, oral histories, object analysis, experimental reconstruction and research through practice.
-Drinks reception and creative networking.
For RCA students and staff, please book the event in advance: firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you.