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ABC 612: wear next_ interview

A quick interview with ABC612 at the launch of wear next_ at Artisan Gallery in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.

Summary: Technology is increasingly penetrating all aspects of our environment, and the rapid uptake of devices that live near, on or in our bodies is facilitating radical new ways of working, relating and socialising. Such technology, with its capacity to generate previously unimaginable levels of data, offers the potential to provide life-augmenting levels of interactivity. However, the absorption of technology into the very fabric of clothes, accessories and even bodies begins to dilute boundaries between physical, technological and social spheres, generating genuine ethical and privacy concerns and potentially having implications for human evolution. Wear Next_ will illustrate this shifting landscape through a selection of experimental wearable and interactive works by local, national and international artists and designers. The exhibition will also provide a platform for broader debate around wearable technology, our mediated future-selves and human interactions in this future landscape.

Artists & designers

ADHITYA . BAKER . BATEMAN . BAVERSTOCK . BROUGH . BUHAGIAR . CAPON . CHAN . CHAPMAN . COLEMAN . DAVIS . DONNELLY . DESIGNWORKS . LI . MEALY . FLANAGAN . FRANKS . FRANKJAER . GOMEZ . HUTSON . KALMA . KASHIHARA . KLEIN . KWOK . LAM . MAHONY . RICHARDSON . SICCHIO . TSIM . USTINOFF . WING . YI