Bodies in Wearables


What we wear often acts as a means of expression. Clothing and accessories can be used to share and/or connect with different aspects of our identities. But what if we could amplify or extend this practice with new materials and tools?

“Bodies in Wearables” is a series of hands-on events dedicated to the exploration of how wearable electronics practices can be used to support embodied expression of identity, experience, and self. Two initial workshops will focus on the development of wearable electronics skills including circuit design and coding. The Bodies in Wearables Jam will support the development of fully developed interactive and/or dynamic wearable electronics projects. Through these activities we hope to co-imagine, co-fabulate, co-design, and co-create ways potential relationships between bodies, technologies, and means of expression.


Workshop 1 – LEDs for Personal Expression
Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 6:30PM – 8:30PM EDT

Workshop 2 – Kinetic Wearables Toolkit
Wednesday, November 2, 2022, 6:30PM – 8:30PM EDT

Bodies in Wearables Jam
Saturday, November 12
Saturday, November 19, 11:00AM – 5:00PM EST

About the Project & Organizers

The events are part of a larger project called “Bodies in Play” – a partnership between DMG and OCAD University’s Social Body Lab and game:play Lab. These activities are funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Development Grant. We are also grateful to New Media Manitoba for their support of our Winnipeg participants.

Throughout the Bodies in Wearables events we will have lots of our team on hand to support your speculating and prototyping including Kate Hartman, Cindy Poremba, Emma Westecott, Ellie Huang, Patricia Mwenda, and Prayag Ichangimath. We come from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds and make things together!