INTERNATIONAL WOMEN ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS TO HACK A TEAPOT TO SHOWCASE THEIR USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE ARTS…

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MzTEK provides a learning community in technology and arts for women. They have organised
Chi-TEK, which was a tea inspired showcase celebrating the work of international acclaimed women artists who utilize computers, electronics and technology in their work. It was launched at the Victoria & Albert Museum as part of the London Design Festival Digital Weekend, September 24th – 25th 2011 .

There were 20 international women artists and designers who were invited to hack a teapot to showcase their unique use of technology in the arts. This is the first time so many contemporary women artists working with technology have been brought together under one roof. Chi-TEK, based on the acronym for Computer Human Interaction.

It was aimed at raising the profiles of women artists, an under-represented group in this pioneering field. World-renowned artists Shu Lea Cheang and Tine Bech were among the participants, who include interaction designers, sound artists, industrial designers, bio artists, architects, and performance artists, as well as women who work with wearable technologies and sustainability.
For more details on how the event went on go to the website http://www.mztek.org/

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