Being Meaningful

Weaving Soma-Reflective Technological Mediations into the Fabric of Daily Life
TEI 2023 Studio, February 26, 2023 @ University of Warsaw, Poland & Online


Alice Haynes Courtney Reed Charlotte Nordmoen Sophie Skach
« Alice C. Haynes »
« Courtney N. Reed »
« Charlotte Nordmoen »
« Sophie Skach »
is a postdoctoral researcher focusing on actuated textiles and wearables in the Human Computer Interaction Lab at Saarland University, Germany. Her research explores ways in which technology can mediate meaningful connections, both with our selves and with others, to promote well-being. She is particularly interested in incorporating bodily senses of touch and breath into her work, motivated by their innate influence on our physical, physiological, and emotional bodies.
is a musician, postdoctoral researcher at the School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Science at Kings College London, and affiliate researcher in Sensorimotor Interaction at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics. Her work explores the dynamics of agency and control between human and body through studying vocal performance. Her current projects involve biosignal-based wearables for augmented performance and communication between bodies. She is also interested in first-person methodologies and micro-phenomenology.
is a designer, craftsperson, and PhD candidate in the Augmented Instruments Lab at Queen Mary University of London. Her background in textiles and materials craft shapes her research in materiality and in how technology shapes and affects our lives. Charlotte is curious about the impact of design, sensing technology, and artificial intelligence on the creative disciplines and what it means to be human in a digital age.
is a fashion designer and postdoctoral researcher in the Centre for Advanced Robotics at Queen Mary University of London. Her experience combines fashion, textiles, and tailoring with digital media, wearable technology, and behavioural science. Her research investigates how embedded textile sensors can be used in body-centric systems to study social interaction through movement and touch interactions. Sophie's work aims to stimulate discourse about the potential of fashion in wearable technology, establishing e-textiles as a new modality for social computing.