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Tomorrows Textiles

How might technology-embedded intelligent textiles impact our lifestyle in an increasingly security-obsessed yet stylish society? What would materials that respond to your emotions look like? Get tactile with tomorrow’s textiles and talkative with smart material producers and product designers.


From clothes which respond to our moods to beer mats which detect when a glass needs refilling as well as electronic newspapers – the Science Museum’s Dana Centre in London is showcasing a whole host of mind-boggling new and innovative ‘smart’ materials of the future.

The one-off free special event at the Dana Centre – the Science Museum’s innovative bar and café for adults to discuss contemporary science – on Wednesday 20 September will facilitate discussion between product designers and the public to see what the public envisage the future of materials to be.

The discussion will be complemented by a ‘Smart Materials Bazaar’, a collection of materials, gadgets, products and prototypes, with which people can experiment and play.

Mike Monaygh, The Tomorrow Project and Templeton College, Oxford will discuss future consumer needs in relation to emerging social trends and Paul LeGood of SMART.mat Materials KTN will put the emergence of smart materials in context.

“The current growth in technical textiles and materials industry across the globe suggests big changes in materials in the future,” said Kat Nilsson, Event Manager at the Dana Centre.

“New genres of clothing and environments which fulfil a range of needs – from health monitoring and personal security to new methods of accessing entertainment – might soon be the norm. At the Dana Centre we strive to discuss and explore new and exciting innovations in science and technology.”

Questions raised will include: How might technology-embedded intelligent textiles impact our lifestyle in an increasingly security-obsessed yet stylish society? What would materials that respond to your emotions look like? What qualities would you like materials for the future to have?

This public event is a collaborative workshop by the Smart Textiles Network at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, and SMART.mat Materals KTN.

www.danacentre.org.uk www.smartextiles.co.uk / www.smartmat.org.uk


Speaker(s):

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Date and Time:

20 September 2006 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Dana Centre
165 Queen's Gate
London
SW7 5HE
+44 20 79 42 40 40
http://www.danacentre.org.uk
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Organised by:

Science Museum
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Tickets:

FREE

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Tickets are FREE but must be pre-booked on: 020 7942 4040 or tickets@danacentre.org.uk

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