FITC Wearables

2014-11-13 00:00:00 2014-11-14 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Wearables FITC presents a full-day event dedicated to Wearables! No longer is technology just sitting on our desks or in our hands. With the eruption of wearables, we are now seeing our bodies adorned with this advancing technology. And we are only on the cusp of… Toronto FITC Toronto



We’ve seen the release of a variety of interesting electronic textile DIY platforms and a boom in consumer wearable gadgets that include self trackers and mobile phone peripherals. But what’s missing? And what’s coming next? This talk will explore the conceptual, technical, and contextual valleys that exist between the current peaks of development in the emerging field of wearable technology.


To challenge people to think about the bigger picture

Target Audience

People working in or curious about wearables

Assumed Audience Knowledge

It’s assumed that they have some interest in wearables but not much beyond that.


Five things audience members will learn

  1. How to think creatively about wearable tech
  2. What sort of tools are available for prototyping
  3. To think about where wearables are going and how they will affect the way we interact with each other
  4. What’s happening at OCADU’s Social Body Lab
  5. How they can make or imagine wearables of their own