What do tools for electronic textiles projects look like? What new routines, insights and artifacts could emerge from them? In this convesation, artist Irene Posch will discuss her work developing tools for her artistic practice blending electronics and needlecraft techniques. She will discuss the tool’s size, manufacture, and functionality and how they both open and forclose particular possibilities for making. The conversation will include an introduction to Poschs’ prototype tools for a textile electronic making as starting point for a conversation about the role and potentials of broadening accessibility and diversity in engineering and its resulting
Irene Posch is a researcher and artist based in Vienna, Austria. Her current work explores the integration of electronics and textiles, and the cultural and aesthetic implications thereof. She worked with the Ars Electronica Futurelab and has been an artist in residence at the
V2_Insitute for the Unstable Media NL and Eyebeam Art&Technology Center NYC. Most recently she has been the key researcher within the project “Stitching Worlds” at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and is a PhD candidate at the Institute for Design and Assessment of Technology, TU Vienna. Her work has been presented on international platforms, among them CHI Conference, Future Everything Festival, ZKM – Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe, Eyebeam, Biennale International Design Saint-Etienne, Museum of Applied Arts Vienna.