RESEARCH

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

Forthcoming: L. Toussaint and A. Smelik (forthcoming 2017) ‘From Hardware to Softwear: The Future Memories of Techno-Fashion’, in: Memories of the Future: On Countervision, D. Jaffé and. S. Wilson (eds.), Peter Lang AG.

A. Smelik (2017)  ‘Cybercouture: The Fashionable Technology of Pauline Van Dongen, Iris Van Herpen and Bart Hess’, in: From Delft Blue to Denim Blue: Contemporary Dutch Fashion, A. Smelik (ed.), London and New York: I.B. Tauris, pp. 252-269.

L. Toussaint (2017) 14 short designer profile texts (including Jan Taminiau, Bas Kosters, and Anouk Wipprecht) in: From Delft Blue to Denim Blue: Contemporary Dutch Fashion, A. Smelik (ed.), London and New York: I.B. Tauris.

L. Toussaint and A. Smelik (2017) 'Memory and Materiality in Hussein Chalayan's Techno-Fashion' in: Materializing Memory in Art and Popular Culture, L. Muntéan, L. Plate and A. Smelik (eds.), New York: Routledge. [open access article: download here]

A. Smelik, L. Toussaint, and P. Van Dongen (2016), ‘Solar Fashion. An Embodied Approach to Wearable Technology’, in: International Journal of Fashion Studies, Volume 3, Issue 2, October 2016. [open access article: download here]

NON-ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

L. Toussaint (November 2016) 'Wearable Surveillance I: GPS trackers and 'quantified otherness'' on: Culture Weekly, Cultural Studies blog, Radboud University Nijmegen.

A. Smelik (September 2016) 'Cool and Trendy: New Materialism' on: Culture Weekly, Cultural Studies blog, Radboud University Nijmegen.

A. Smelik (October 2015) 'Cybercouture: twitteren met je trui' on: Culture Weekly, Cultural Studies blog, Radboud University Nijmegen.

L. Toussaint (January 2015) 'What if Wearable Tech Were Truly Wearable' on: Culture Weekly, Cultural Studies blog, Radboud University Nijmegen.

A. Smelik (December 2014) ‘Cybercouture: emotional jeans or a twittering sweater’, on: Culture Weekly, Cultural Studies blog, Radboud University Nijmegen.

A. Smelik (2014) ‘Cybercouture: je mobieltje opladen met je jurk’, in: Het beste idee van 2014. Uitgeverij De Wereld: 168-9.

A. Smelik, 'Cybercouture: twitteren met je trui'. In: Het beste idee van 2013. Uitgeverij De Wereld, 2013: 116-7.

A. Smelik, 'Fashionable Technology'. In: Mode@MOTI: Design for Debate. Breda: Museum of the Image, 2013: 54-61.

ORGANIZED EVENTS

O. Tomico (4 June 2014) (Wearable) Tech meets design, High Tech Campus, Eindhoven. It consisted on an exhibition and presentations co-organized with Accenture and Bright Magazine. National and international exhibitors and presenters related to the field of ultra-personalized fashion (e.g. P. van Dongen, CuteCircuit) and connected health (e.g. Marina Toeters, Kristin Neidlinger).

Hypercrafting Fashion with P. van Dongen (6 February 2014) At Careful Designs, Waag Open Space, Amsterdam.

ORGANIZED WORKSHOPS

D. Wilde, O. Tomico, A. Lucero, K. Höök and J. Buur (17 August 2015) Embodying Embodied Design Research Techniques (workshop), Published in proceedings, Critical Alternatives, 5th Decennial Aarhus Conference. Association for Computing Machinery. (Peer reviewed for a conference)

A. Lucero, D. Wilde, S. Robinson, J.E. Fischer, J. Clawson and O. Tomico (24 August 2015) Mobile Collocated Interactions With Wearables (Workshop), Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services: Mobile HCI. Association for Computing Machinery. (Peer reviewed for a conference)

O. Tomico (10-21 November 2014) Crafting wearables, #2 two-week workshop co-organized between TU/e Masters and Fashion Masters program in ArtEZ, Eindhoven.

O. Tomico (27 October - 7 November 2014) Crafting wearables, two-week workshop, part of the fashion and textile bachelor curriculum at the Swedish School of Textiles (Böras) with participation of master students from Umeå Design School and collaboration from the Interactive Institute. THS, Borås, Sweden.

PARTICIPATION IN EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS

“Be-tween” process video shown in the exhibition at the Wear It Conference, 24-25 September 2015, Berlin.

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

A. Smelik (15 oktober 2015) ‘Cybercouture: over mode en technologie’ at Het Tijdelijke Modemuseum in Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam.

A. Smelik (3 oktober 2015) ‘Draagbare technologie: een jurk met zonnepanelen’ at Alumnidag, Radboud University Nijmegen.

A. Smelik (25 september 2015) Visual talk on wearable technology at Radboud Researcher’s Night, LUX Nijmegen.

P. van Dongen (18 September 2015 ) ‘Fashion as an embodies interface’ at TEDxArnhem, Sonsbeekvilla, Arnhem.

P. van Dongen (12 September 2015 ) ‘Crafting Wearables’ at Vrij Nederland 75 jarig jubileum, Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam.

P. van Dongen (6 September 2015) ‘Welcome To Tomorrow’ at Into The Great Wide Open, Vlieland.

P. van Dongen (24 June 2015) ‘When Fashion and Technology merge together’ at Dutch Culture event, Het Huis, Utrecht.

O. Tomico (4 June 2015) ‘Ultra-personalized fashion & connected health’ at High Tech Campus, Eindhoven. (Wearable) Tech Meets Design, High Tech Campus, Eindhoven.

P. van Dongen (4 June 2015) ‘Crafting Wearables’ at Bright Night, High Tech Campus, Eindhoven.

M. Toeters (2 June 2015) ‘Smart Fashion is economie én empathie’ at Wearable Electronics-Smart Fashion: Electronics and Automation Conference, Jaarbeurs, Utrecht.

A. Smelik (1 juni 2015) Panel on ‘Digital Couture, Virtual Worlds’, AMFI and Willem de Zwijger Pakhuis Amsterdam.

P. van Dongen (1 June 2015) ‘Crafting Wearables’ at INDESEM 2015, Faculteit Architectuur TU Delft, Delft.

O. Tomico (14 May 2015) ‘Close to the body, Reflections on the role of the context, the body for material explorations in interaction design’ at IAAC Spring Lecture Series 2015, IAAC, Barcelona.

P. van Dongen (19 April 2015) ‘Wearable Technology’ at ODD talks, Galerie Bart, Nijmegen.

P. van Dongen (21 March 2015 ) ‘Crafting Wearables’ at Oud Nieuws Festival, De Lindenberg, Nijmegen.

A. Smelik and J. Teunissen (10 March 2015) ‘Mode voor morgen. Tussen expressie en duurzaamheid’ at Soeterbeeck Programme, LUX Nijmegen.

O. Tomico (2015) ‘Close to the body’ presentation at HeimTextil Theme Park.

P. van Dongen (14 December 2014) Interview during Fashion Night, WOW Amsterdam.

P. van Dongen, (4 December 2014) ‘Crafting Wearables’ at Turkey Innovation Week,  Istanbul.

L. Toussaint (20 November 2014) Moderation breakout session on ‘Materiality and Experience’ at Symposium ‘The Future of Fashion is Now’, Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam.

P. van Dongen (13 October 2014) ‘Wearable Technology’ at TEDxMaastrict, Theater aan het Vrijhof, Maastricht.

A. Smelik (8 October 2014) 'Fashionable Technology', keynote lecture at SOFT Symposium on Fashion Technology, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague.

L. Toussaint (8 October 2014) 'Pretty Smart Wearables', public presentation at SOFT Symposium on Fashion Technology, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague.

EXHIBITIONS

‘Utopian Bodies: Fashion looks forward’ at Liljevalchs Art Gallery, Stockholm, 25 September 2015 – 7 February 2016. Liljevalch’s exhibition maps out imaginable futures for the adorned body and focuses on the positive aspects of fashion, rather than expatiate on the problems. The exhibition is supported by: AMFI Fastigheter, ASFB, H&M, Gudrun Sjödén, Pro Suecia Foundation and Patrikson Communication.

‘My shirt is breathing’ at Beit Ha’ir, Tel Aviv, 25 March 2015 – 28 October 2015. The exhibition focuses on the moments when the distinction between the real and the virtual remains unclear. The exhibition has a broad subject: from gaming to fashion, technology and virtuality, to the moment when the body becomes and object and the object becomes the body. The exhibition is curated by: Ayelet Bitan-Shlonsky.

‘The Future of Fashion is Now’ at Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 11 October 2014 – 18 January 2015. The exhibition was curated by J. Teunissen and includes wearable technology designs P. van Dongen, Hussein Chalayan and Ying Gao. On November 20, 2014 a thematic symposium was organized as part of the exhibition. During the event, several speakers discussed the different themes around which the exhibition ‘The Future of Fashion is Now’ is organized. Speakers included Crafting Wearables team members J. Teunissen and L. Toussaint: www.futureoffashion.nl

‘In No Particular Order’ at Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, 18 October 2014 – 26 October 2014. The exhibition shows the results of the work of 20 artists who have received a fund of the Dutch Creative Industry Fund, that led to them being able to work freely for a year. http://stimuleringsfonds.nl/nl/het_fonds/talentontwikkeling/talenten_2013_2014/ The exhibition is curated by: Agata Jaworska,

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

O. Tomico (25 September 2015) ‘Textile thinking crossing over disciplines and scales’, presentation at Wear It Conference, Berlin.

O. Tomico & D. Wilde (2015) 'Soft, Embodied, Situated & Connected', in Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services: Mobile HCI. Association for Computing Machinery.

A. Smelik (18 June 2015), ‘Crafting Wearables: a Plea for Slowness’, Conference Presentations at Fashion Tales, International Conference, ModaCult - Centre for the Study of Fashion and Cultural Production,Milan, Italy.

P. van Dongen (24 March 2015) ‘3D Printed Responsive Wearables’ at Symposium Fashion Responsive, HEAD, Geneva.

J. Teunissen (24 March 2015) ‘The Future of Fashion is Now’ at Symposium Fashion Responsive, HEAD, Geneva.

P. van Dongen (13-17 March 2015) 'Ready to wear? Body informed 3D printed fashion' at SXSW Panelpicker 2015, SXSW, Austin.

P. Tognazzi, P. van Dongen & R. Zoontjens (16 October 2014) 'Body-Informed 3d Printed Clothing' at ArcIntex Network Conference, Technical University Eindhoven.

A. Smelik (30 October 2014) 'How Does a Body-Without-Organs Dress?', conference paper, Fashion Thinking. Theory, History, Practice, International Conference, University of Southern Denmark, Kolding.

J. Teunissen (1 November 2014) 'Longing for a future society', conference paper, Fashion Thinking. Theory, History, Practice, International Conference, University of Southern Denmark, Kolding.

L. Toussaint (30 October 2014) ‘Smart, Stirring, Swallowable: Thinking the New Material(ism)s of Fashionable Technology’, conference paper, Fashion Thinking. Theory, History, Practice, International Conference, University of Southern Denmark, Kolding.

L. Toussaint & P. van Dongen (9 September 2014) ‘Ready to Wear? The Possibilities, Potential and Pitfalls of 3D Printed Fashion’, conference paper, Ambience ‘14 &10i3, Tampere University of Technology, Finland.

L. Toussaint (5 June 2014) ‘Getting Things Moving: Shape Memory Materials in Fashion’, conference paper, Things to Remember. Materializing Memories in Art and Popular Culture, Radboud University, Nijmegen.

L. Toussaint (2 May 2014) ‘From Hardware to Softwear: The Future Memories of Smart Fashion’, conference paper, Memories of the Future, Chelsea College of Art and Design (UAL) & Institute of Modern Languages Research, London.

L. Toussaint (23-24 January 2014) 'Cut from the Same Cloth. Fashion featuring Technology', conference paper, New Conversations in Fashion, Fashion Colloquia 2014, Amsterdam Fashion Institute, Amsterdam.

Crafting Wearables is funded by NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research).