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Soft, embodied, situated & connected: enriching interactions with soft wearables

Time: Fri 2019-04-26 13.15 - 14.00

Location: Room H1, Teknikringen 33, Floor 5

Participating: Oscar Tomico, TU/e in Eindhoven and Elisava in Barcelona

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Oscar Tomico Plasencia (M) PhD and Head of Studies of the Degree in Engineering in Industrial Design. Trained as an Industrial Engineer specialized in innovation processes in design engineering, he currently heads the Industrial Design Engineering Bachelor's Degree at ELISAVA, he co-directs the Design for Emergent Futures Master Program in collaboration with the Institute of Advanced Architecture, and he is Assistant Professor and part of the Wearable Senses Lab at Eindhoven University of Technology. His research focuses on how to design, develop, produce and deploy Soft Wearables (clothing and textile-based accessories that incorporate smart textiles and soft electronic interfaces). Communication and dissemination activities in his area of research include co-organising events like the Smart services, smart production, smart textiles debate in the Disseny Hub (Barcelona, Spain, 2016), Crafting Wearables breakout session in The Future of Fashion is Innovation (MoBA, Arnhem, 2013). Tomico has curated exhibitions such as the Systems Design – Eindhoven School at Design Hub Museum (Barcelona, Spain 2012) and the ‘Speculate, collaborate, define – textile thinking for future ways of living’ exhibition at Textile Museum (Borås, Sweden, 2017).