Why Wearables: Examining Wearable Media in Contemporary Culture

June 16, 2015 | Dawn

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Join us for the second of two fascinating talks on technology, part of our new
Innovator-in-Residence program.
Hillary PredkoWearable technology is an emerging discipline, with lots of buzz surrounding it in the news. How will this change our lives? Do we need wearable technologies? This talk will unpack the history of wearables, examine current trends, and speculate on the futures and challenges that arise from the adoption of body based technologies.
Speaker Hillary Predko is a wearable technologist and fellow at Studio [Y]. Some of her projects include The Prosthetic Technologies of Being project is a collaboration between the Social Body Lab at OCAD University and Intel Research and the wearable light: Vega Edge.
Friday, June 19, 2015 
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Toronto Reference Library 
Hinton Learning Theatre, 3rd floor
The Innovator in Residence program offers a fun and hands-on way to learn about the technology offered at the library's Digital Innovation Hubs. Our current Innovator-in-Residence is Toronto maker and artist Lindy Wilkins. Lindy is hosting a series of lectures and conducting workshops and one-on-one appointments on coding with Arduino.
For more information and to register for workshops, visit tpl.ca/iir
Read more:
Make Wearable ElectronicsAlso available as an eBook
Learn More:
Project Jacquard
KOBAKANT DIY Wearable Technology Documentation
TEDx Toronto: Steve Mann, PhD, “the father of the wearable computer"
Trafo Pop: a group of cyclists who are also professional artists.
We Are Wearables
Linktiz: Wearable toys that teach kids to code