One third of of Summercamp participants will arrive tonight at 8pm. The day is spent running all the final errands such as shopping (for wine! and food), setting up the exhibition space and preparing the house for sleeping.
Back in Paillard
Arrived at Paillard the cleaning, setting up begin.
The Cramped Drive
We leave Berlin at 7:30am and arrive at Paillard around 10pm. The Car is packed full of stuff.
Ready. Set. Go?
Mika and Ingo struggle to change the winter tires for summer tires, while Hannah cuts the swatchbook felt and we all pack up the studio. By 10pm we are ready and the car is totally full. We leave for Paillard … Continue reading
Just an idea…… but if each of us brings one book with us, we’ll have a nice little library of 35 books to browse. Sitting on the couch, waking up in the morning, sipping wine in the evening. Textile, electronic, … Continue reading
Bring your favorite treat to share with tea
Towards the end of the week, our energy will get low and afternoon tea with cookies is the perfect remedy. This year, lets each bring one packet of our favorite treat to share. Cookies, cake, chocolate, nuts, crackers, sweets….
This year we will have three physical photo-albumns of the past summercamps. For this everybody is asked to submit at least one, and a maximum of three of your favorite summercamp photos from each of the summercamps you have attended. … Continue reading
Preparation log: June 23rd
Today’s meeting was very tough! We went over all the materials list from the groups, checked if there are same materials request from multiple groups, commented if there are anything unclear, formulate the general materials list that we organize, calculate … Continue reading
Preparation log: June 18th
In today’s meeting, we discussed the grouping of the focus group and how to do the materials list from the each group. After this meeting we sent out the email to everyone to get together with the group, discuss the … Continue reading
Make your tech and wear/use it too?
Why are we developing solutions to embed electronics in textiles if we’re not really interested in having this kind of technology in our lives. Lets get together and think about what we really want to exist in the world. And … Continue reading
Sustainability is a big issue when it comes to any design process, so as the eTextiles. There has been many attempt with eTextiles and energy harvesting in the field. As textiles are often used to cover surfaces everywhere, it has … Continue reading
Many summer camp participants are engaged in education, from university lecturers to workshop leaders at youth centers. As the practice of eTextiles combines knowledge from various disciplines, teaching eTextiles requires educators to cover various topics, such as textile techniques, electronics, … Continue reading
Go small Go wireless
As we desire to seamlessly embed the electronics within our eTextiles projects, we often seek for small but powerful computation or small and energy efficient solutions. Lilypad to Teensey, there are many choices, but what do you choose? and … Continue reading
*Geek Out*: Knitting Electronics
Open source digital knitting machines enabled us to precisely design the patterns, convert any data into knit and feed the pattern line by line in real time. At last year’s summer camp, we had many digital knitting machines. Can we … Continue reading
*Geek Out*: Printing
Every year, there has been many expert printers at the summer camp. This year, we ask you to go wild and push the boundaries of what you can do with printing and eTextiles. From printing thermochromic ink to conductive … Continue reading
Tools for Practitioners
What kinds of specialized tools could E-Textile practitioners use? Being an interdisciplinary trade, many tools of our trade come from either electrical engineering or textile practices. Can we imagine and build unique tools that would fulfill needs unique to … Continue reading
Unlike few years ago, eTextiles in market is becoming a norm now. Many of us are engaged in the process of turning the one-off eTextile prototypes to mass-producible product. What are the process of this translation? What kind of … Continue reading
preparation log: June 4th
In this meeting, we discussed the result from the second meeting with Shelly and James, the content of the focus group, how we introduce this idea to the participants and the schedule of the summer camp. The member of this … Continue reading
Preparation log: May 28th
The member of this meeting is Hannah, Pauline, Ingo and Mika. In this meeting, we discussed the new schedule structure. We are planning to change it completely this year. Instead of having workshops and discussions at the beginning and group … Continue reading