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March 23, 2015 - No Comments!

Ciclo Textil UC – Charla

Imminent Body: inteligencia artificial y usabilidad en los textiles del futuro

Este jueves 26 de marzo tendré el honor de dar inicio al ciclo de charlas "Textiles Locales" en la escuela de Diseño UC con una presentación enfocada al diseño especulativo y el futuro de los materiales textiles según el estado actual de la tecnología y sus proyecciones, todo esto basado en mi proyecto de maestría en Textile Futures Imminent Body.

La charla es gratuita y abierta y están todos cordialmente invitados. Si quieren asegurar su cupo pueden hacerlo en este link

Agradezco al departamento de extensión de la escuela por el espacio y la difusión.

Nos vemos el jueves en la FADEU!

 

Imminent Body: artificial intelligence and usability in the textiles of the future

This upcoming Thursday 26 of march I'll have the honour to kick-start the cycle of talks "Local Textiles" at the Design school from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. The presentation will have a focus on speculative design and it is an invitation to reflect on the future of textile materials according to the current state of technology and its projections, all based on my MA project for Textile Futures Imminent Body.

The talk is free and you are all cordially invited. If you would like to reserve a place you can do it in this link.

Thanks to the extension department of the school for the space and diffusion.

See you on Thursday at the FADEU

 

 

 

November 27, 2014 - No Comments!

CLASE ABIERTA en Chile – OPEN CLASS in Chile

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Mañana jueves 27 de noviembre a las 15:00 horas estaré presentando por primera vez en Chile (y en castellano!) Imminent Body (Cuerpo Inminente) en una clase abierta en la sala F13 de la FAU (Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo de la Universidad de Chile).

Están todos invitados. Muchas gracias a Rodrigo Dueñas por gestionar esta clase y al Departamento de Diseño por el espacio.

¡Nos vemos en la FAU!


 

Tomorrow at 15:00 hrs I will be presenting Imminent Body for the first time in Chile (and in Spanish!) in an open class at FAU (the College of Architecture and Urbanism from University of Chile).

All invited. Thanks to Rodrigo Dueñas for arranging this class and to the Department of Design for the space.

See you at FAU tomorrow!

October 7, 2014 - No Comments!

NEWS – Designersblock, Talk at 100%Design and +

I have been a bit busy these last two weeks so I wasn't able to update this website properly, specially in regards to the recent London Design Festival.

In addition to I Saw The Future, the collective show we co-organised with some former classmates from the MA at Designersblock, I was lucky enough to be invited to show at 100%Design. It was a bit of a marathonic week but overall an amazing opportunity to present the project in two very different and challenging contexts.

First Designersblock: we had a blast. It was a fantastic experience and a chance to share our projects with a public mostly linked to design and the creative industries. Thanks to the Designersblock team and all the other exhibitors for making us feel so welcomed and for their interest and respect for our work. We were featured in Inhabitat's selection of best of Designersblock 2014 so hooray!

Now, 100%Design.

The show I was invited to take part in was Graduate Talent of The Future and it was co-curated by 100%Design and Hèloïse Parke, from the prestigious Aram Gallery in London. The group of graduates was very diverse and it did help to create a "hub" of more experimental work along with the Design Futures stand, as part of the International Pavillion at the Earls Court exhibition centre.

As another exciting and very surprising event, I was invited to share the stage with the always interesting Gigi Barker for the talk Design Futures: How Rethinking Materials Will Reshape Product Design organised by Kingston University and the Design Museum.

Again, an excellent experience thanks to the organisation from both 100%Design and the team from Kingston University.

I wrote a report about I Saw The Future for the Chilean webpage specialised in design Catalogodiseno that you can find here (in Spanish).

 

Design Futures by Kingston University

September 3, 2014 - No Comments!

Techno-animism on Mousse magazine 37

Mark Leckey, GreenScreenVegetables, 2011 on Mousse magazine 37

This is a very interesting article on Techno-animism. It was one of the sources of consultation when writing my critical text handed in earlier this year. If you are interested in learning about the topic and getting a more concrete perspective about it then I definitely recommend you to read it.

It is available in Italian and English HERE.

 

Este es un artículo muy interesante sobre Tecno animismo. Es una de las fuentes que consulté mientras escribí el texto crítico que entregué un poco antes este año. Si están interesados en saber algo más sobre el tema desde una perspectiva más concreta entonces definitivamente recomiendo leerlo.

Está disponible desde el sitio de Mousse en italiano e inglés ACÁ. 

August 1, 2014 - No Comments!

My MA project Imminent Body was featured in the super cool Artists & Algorists !

Thanks for the very nice post. Please visit their page to read more about my project and browse among the other interesting areas and projects they cover related to technology and new paths for arts and design.

 

Mi proyecto de MA Imminent Body (Cuerpo Inminente) fue destacado en el sitio super cool Artists & Algorists.

Gracias por el muy buen artículo. Visiten su página para leer más de mi proyecto y revisar las otras áreas y proyectos que cubren relativos a tecnología y nuevos caminos para el arte y el diseño.

June 30, 2014 - No Comments!

IMMINENT BODY – 2057

Timeframe for the project with stills from 2001 and Blade Runner

Timeframe for the project with stills from 2001 and Blade Runner. Extract from critical text handed in on May 2014

 

I used the two movies I consider to be more successful in terms of defining a specific year for the project.

It could not be less ​than 37 years but as 2014 + 37 = 2051 that sounds a bit weak or "too near". We are conditioned in a way to remember certain numbers better than others. According to Pythagoras' number theory both movies' years are masculine years (even). I decided for 2057 because seven (7) or Heptad is considered a perfect number. It also has among its names Fortune and Occasion "because it occurs casually and opportunely to everything".1

So, a little bit about the scenario in 2057 and the pieces I developed for the project:

What can happen with society if it is now forced to interact and understand things and devices in a different way?

How can textiles enable us to envision our ability to comprehend the boundaries and outcomes of the interaction between conscious materials and us? ​

The piece focuses its attention in materials now considered as objects and what is a device. The dialogue we will be able to have with materials that are no longer obedient executors of our will but a more autonomous entity that will demand different ways of handling and tools that suit this new nature in order to work with them.

 

June 27, 2014 - No Comments!

IMMINENT BODY – TIMELINES

June 27, 2014 - No Comments!

IMMINENT BODY – Secret Tumblr revealed!

And continuing with the Imminent Body fever I can now show you the secret repository I kept throughout the project.

I used it to store references and it tells a bit about the visual and aesthetic journey of the project. You can find a wide variety of references, from Charles Burns and Daniel Clowes' quotes to stunning images of Yohji Yamamoto or Hussein Chalayan's work.

It is here: imminentbody.tumblr.com . Please feel free to drop by and use the references you need or to add me as your Tumblr contact 😉

June 27, 2014 - No Comments!

This is the book I handed in as part of the final material for MA Textile Futures.

The cover is made of 100% linen fabric, screenprinted at Central Saint Martins in London and it has the wonderful logo designed by Comunas Unidas for the project in bright white paste.

The font used is Australis and the white paper is Monadnock 118 gsm.

The two copies were printed and bound in London by myself and they include two folding timelines that I will soon upload as larger images for you to see them.

Thanks to Hugo Fleming and Cristian Lorca and to Imogen at the dye and print workshop in CSM.

January 9, 2014 - No Comments!

Hello Australis

 

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I am very happy to work with this amazing font for my new project.

Australis is a hybrid font that I wanted to try a while ago and the project I am currently working on for MA Textile Futures was the perfect opportunity to do it. I like its uniqueness and superb design details. It works amazingly in long written pieces and it is super flexible for on screen uses.

Thanks a lot to Daniel Hernández from Latinotype for their support and to Comunas Unidas for their constant -and kind- help and advice.