During the three-day HAPTIC CITY master class in Moscow, participants will construct an interactive responsive map of the capital, using the latest achievements of such scientific fields as fibertronics (electronic textiles). The participants will master the techniques of arranging electronic components in materials and their programming.
The master class HAPTIC CITY is a collaborative project of the Greek multimedia artists Artemis Papageorgiou and Afroditi Psarra. The master class in Moscow will be given by Artemis, who regularly works with new technologies, and whose sphere of interest lies at the convergence between hybrid landscapes and interactive design. Her works are inspired by the natural sciences, technologies and architectural theory. Artemis Papageorgiou graduated from the computing department of the prestigious Goldsmiths University in London, where she collaborated with the Cinimod studio and the studio of Jason Bruges, working on master-classes in LED-technology and DIY electronics for the art group MzTek. After her return to Athens in 2011, she founded the Athens Plaython festival, which consists of large-scale events dedicated to street games, design and technologies. The festival was awarded second prize at the TEDx Athens Challenge competition.
The workshop is organized within the interdisciplinary programme Polytech.Science.Art of the Polytechnic Museum in association with Strelka Institute. All events of the program are dedicated to one of the most significant phenomenon of contemporary culture – interdisciplinary collaboration between artists, scientists and technology specialists. The program starts in 2014 with a series of workshops and lectures of international and Russian experts, artists, researchers, including influential representatives of science art, the experts acknowledged by international scientific community and granted with numerous awards and prizes, as well as young professionals. Many of them will present their projects in Russia for the first time.