Opening: 5 Mar 2016 (Sat), 7:00 p.m.

Exhibition period: 5 – 22 Mar 2016

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Mon – Fri)
12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Sat)
Closed on Sunday

Venue: Gallery, Kaitak Campus, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University (51 Kwun Tong Road, Kowloon)

Co-Presenters:
AVA.Artisan-02

 

What might we…. Wear Next?

Technology is increasingly infiltrating all aspects of our lives and the rapid uptake of devices that live near, on or in our bodies is facilitating radical new ways of working, relating and socialising. This distribution of technology into the very fabric of our everyday life creates new possibilities, but also raises questions regarding our future relationship with data and the quantified self. By embedding technology into the fabric of our clothes and accessories, it becomes ‘wearable’. Such ‘wearables’ enable the acquisition of and the connection to vast amounts of data about people and environments in order to provide life-augmenting levels of interactivity.

The works exhibited in Wear Next_ provide a snapshot into the broad spectrum of wearables in design and in development internationally. Featuring works from 48 artists from Hong Kong, Australia, Ireland, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and United States of America, this exhibition serves as a platform for enhanced broader debate around future technology, our mediated future-selves and the evolution of human interactions.

As you explore the exhibition, may we ask that you pause and think to yourself, what might we…. Wear Next?

 

未來我們穿戴在身上的…會是什麼?

科技日漸滲透到我們生活的每個角落:那些我們放在身邊、戴在身上或者置入體內的設備,有助革新我們的工作、聯繫和社交模式。科技在我們的日常生活中無處不在,且創造了新的可能性,但也令我們思考在未來與數據的關係還有量化的生活。科技嵌入了衣飾,便成為可穿上身的科技。穿戴式電子產品讓我們可以取得和連結大量有關人類及環境的數據,這種互動可提升我們的生活質素。

Wear Next展示了全球各式各樣已設計完成和正在發展的穿戴式電子產品。展品由四十八位來自香港、澳洲、愛爾蘭、英國、德國、日本和美國的設計師打造。Wear Next展覽是一個平台,讓我們就著未來科技、未來生活、以及人類互動發展進行更高層次、更廣泛的討論。

當你探索展覽,不妨停一停,想一想︰未來我們穿戴在身上的…會是什麼?