Kinder Egg WishLab
Upset with how boring the last surprise inside your Kinder Egg turned out to be? You’re not alone! Under the festival theme “ANALOGITAL” we’ll be running the Kinder Egg WishLab to take a look at what kinds of cool new surprises can be dreamed up when microcontrollers and conductive fabric join the list of materials. The Kinder Egg WishLab is a participatory performance project that collects wishes for kinder egg surprises and then goes about making these wishes come true. Anybody can submit their wish for their ideal Kinder Egg surprise to this project by coming to the event and writing or drawing their wish on a postcard. Participants interested in being part of the lab should have a background in making things with some experience in both engineering and crafts. Interested in joining the lab? Please send an email to email@example.com and briefly describe what kinds of making skills you have.
Hannah Perner-Wilson & Mika Satomi
have been collaborating since 2006, and in 2008 formed the collective KOBAKANT. Together, through their work, they explore the use of textile crafts and electronics as a medium for commenting on technological aspects of today’s “high-tech” society. KOBAKANT believes in the spirit of humoring technology, often presenting their work as a twisted criticism of the stereotypes surrounding textile craftsmanship and electrical engineering. KOBAKANT believes that technology exists to be hacked, handmade and modified by everyone to better fit our personal needs and desires. In 2009, as research fellows at the Distance Lab in Scotland, KOBAKANT published an online database for sharing their DIY wearable technology approach titled HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT.