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Boston Tech Poetics at Bocoup

  • Bocoup 50 Utica Street Boston, MA, 02111 United States (map)

This month we're going to shake things up a bit. For the first talk, Laura Zittrain and Rosa Weinberg will discuss their work which challenges the quantitative nature of most wearable technologies. They will present their prototype from a Berlin fashion tech hackathon about extending fashion beyond our visual sense. For the second, Kawandeep will talk about his current show at OPEN, and we'll head upstairs for a tour of the show with the artist.

Laura Zittrain:
Rosa Weinberg:
Laura and Rosa are collaborators whose practice explores the embodied senses, perception, and calm technologies. Their latest project, the Stethosuit, is a wearable bodice that acts as a sonic portal between the inner universe of our bodies and the outer universe of the cosmos. The bleeps, bloops, and rhythms of our breath, stomach, and heart synchronize with the bleeps, bloops, and beats of pulsars, flares, and orbits. Rosa is a maker, educator, and architect who teaches at NuVu and maintains a private label piñata service. Laura is a designer and independent curator who also runs a personal styling practice, Hack the Dress Code. 

Kawandeep Virdee:
Kawandeep moved from the html canvas to the IRL canvas for a recent set of large scale drawings, currently on view at OPEN in the Active Fields show. The drawings are inspired by minimal computer art and geometric repetition. He'll share some background on the development of the show, and give a tour of the works- highlighting aspects of the transition from digital to physical works, as well as themes and suprises that arose in the series of large-scale pattern paintings. 

This month we're happy to be hosted by Bocoup - Beer sponsored by Aeronaut Brewing. Bocoup's new office is located in the Leather District, a couple blocks from South Station. Entrance to the event space is at 50 Utica St.