The Fashion Digital Studio at London College of Fashion, of which Enrique Ramos is part, is organising the 1st International Conference on Digital Fashion
in London on 16th-17th May 2013. More information on the conference website:
From the website description:
"Digital Fashion 2013 is the inaugural event organised and hosted by Fashion Digital Studio, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London and establishes a premier international forum for the dissemination of novel scholar work on the interplay between fashion, digital technology and interaction design. The event will be attended by industry and academia and will feature keynote speakers and presentations from both."
esc-studio has established a collaboration with two London-based architecture firms: Sack and Reicher and Collingridge and Smith Architects.
SEC JV works as a joint venture of three complementary groups - Sack and Reicher, esc-studio, and Collingridge and Smith Architects. Together, this structure allows us to engage in each project with a wide range of resources, while providing a tailored set of skills responding to the project’s unique character and opportunities.
Sack and Reicher Architecture and Landscape specialises in enhancing the relationships between development and conservation, to promote sustainable growth. Architects and Landscape Architects work together on each project, often involving infrastructure and urban and regional planning.
esc-studio is an innovative architecture practice seeking to deliver efficient architecture by embedding the appropriate technologies within the design process. Our expertise in design optimisation, rationalisation, environmental control and digital fabrication helps us transform our ideas into high-performance built architecture.
Collingridge and Smith Architects bring their vast experience in sustainability, high-end commercial and residential developments, and education buildings. This is combined with their proficiency in renovations and working in historic contexts. Phil Smith’s involvement in the development of the Green Star rating tools in New Zealand puts him at the forefront of sustainable knowledge.
Enrique Ramos has been appointed by the London College of Fashion as Human-Computer Interaction research fellow within the Fashion Digital Studio:
The Fashion Digital Studio (FDS) is a pioneering centre for technology and innovation in fashion. Through collaborative research and development, skills and knowledge transfer, the FDS is driving innovation in the practical development and creative use of digital technologies. It is recognised as a national and international resource for creative solutions in the fashion, media and technology industries.
More information on http://fashiondigitalstudio.com
Esc-studio has completed the design of the reception area and bespoke desk for Embody Wellness in London.
Enrique Ramos will be giving a lecture on the work of esc-studio at the School of Architecture of Seville University on May 2 at 18:30.
The lecture will be in the context of the program “El yo cyborg y la ciudad red“, led by Jose Pérez de Lama and Manuel Gutiérrez de Rueda.
The book Arduino and Kinect Projects
, from Enrique Ramos and Ciriaco Castro with a contributed chapter of Przemek Jaworski
, has just been published by Apress. This is the first book on the market to address the intersection of Arduino and Kinect.
If you've done some Arduino tinkering and wondered how you could incorporate the Kinect—or the other way around—then this book is for you. The authors of Arduino and Kinect Projects will show you how to create 10 amazing, creative projects, from simple to complex. You'll also find out how to incorporate Processing in your project design—a language very similar to the Arduino language.
The ten projects are carefully designed to build on your skills at every step. Starting with the Arduino and Kinect equivalent of "Hello, World," the authors will take you through a diverse range of projects that showcase the huge range of possibilities that open up when Kinect and Arduino are combined.
- Gesture-based Remote Control. Control devices and home appliances with hand gestures.
- Kinect-networked Puppet. Play with a physical puppet remotely using your whole body.
- Mood Lamps. Build your own set of responsive, gesture controllable LED lamps.
- Drawing Robot. Control a drawing robot using a Kinect-based tangible table.
- Remote-controlled Vehicle. Use your body gestures to control a smart vehicle.
- Biometric Station. Use the Kinect for biometric recognition and checking Body Mass Indexes.
- 3D Modeling Interface. Learn how to use the Arduino LilyPad to build a wearable 3D modelling interface.
- 360º Scanner. Build a turntable scanner and scan any object 360º using only one Kinect.
- Delta Robot. Build and control your own fast and accurate parallel robot.
What you’ll learn
- Arduino and Kinect basics
- Interfacing Kinect and Arduino through Processing
- Communicating: Serial and communication over networks
- Interacting with the physical world: Sensors and actuators
- Volumetric Scanning
- Step-by-step instructions on a variety of Arduino/Kinect projects
Who this book is for
Intermediate to experienced gadget hackers who want to learn how to combine Arduino with Kinect, or who want inspiration for innovation.
Ciriaco Castro will form part of the workshop leaders during the week of 9th to 15th January of 2012.
The main subject will be the investigation of interaction by imbedding kinetic behaviours into the 1:1 objects.
Automatic, Reactive and Interactive; Protoyping, Modelling, Making using kinect, Arduino, Processing Grasshopper & Firefly .
An interactive installation and performance, developed through a collaboration between interaction designers, architects and performance artists. Its principal performer, a 3 metre high responsive robot, interacts with its audience’s gestures while it waits for the arrival of its human co-performers. The film shown here presents the first choreographed site specific work to come from this colloquy. Titled ‘The Promise of Touch’, it was presented at the Pompidou Centre in Paris in June 2011. responding to two works within the Gallery - Francis Bacon’s Triptych ‘Three Figures in a Room’ (1964) & Pablo Picasso’s ‘Femmes devant la mer’ (1956).
Motive Colloquies is both the work and the people who have formed it. Ciriaco Castro, Miriam Dall’Igna, Ruairi Glynn, Enrique Ramos, Sigridur Reynisdottir, Nicholas Waters, Jemima Yong