Eric Paulos as IEEE IEMCON Keynote

24 Oct, 2019

Eric Paulos as IEEE IEMCON Keynote

Eric Paulos was selected as one of the keynote speakers for the 10th IEEE Annual Information Technological Electronics & Mobile Communication Conference at the University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada.

Paulos presented his work "Plastic Dynamism: From Disobedient Objects to Poetic Wearables."

The abstract reads:

This talk will present and critique a new body of evolving collaborative work at the intersection of art, computer science, and design research. It will present an argument for hybrid materials, methods, and artifacts as strategic tools for insight and innovation within computing culture. The narrative will explore work across two primary themes – Emancipation Fabrication and Cosmetic Computing.

Cosmetic Computing is a new vision for wearable technologies that is a catalyst towards an open, playful, and creative expression of individuality. It's a liberation call across gender, race, and body types. Leveraging the term "cosmetics", originally meaning "technique of dress", we envision how intentionally designed new-wearables, specifically those that integrate with fashionable materials and overlays applied directly atop the skin or body, can (and should) empower individuals towards novel explorations of body and self expression. Unlike many modern traditional cosmetics that are culturally laden with prescriptive social norms of required usage that are restrictive, sexually binary, and oppressive, we desire a new attitude and creative engagement with wearable technologies that can empower individuals with a more personal, playful, performative, and meaningful "technique of dress" — Cosmetic Computing.

Taken from the official website, learn more about IEEE IEMCON 2019 below:

Continuing from the outstanding success of IEEE IEMCON 2018, we are proud to present IEEE IEMCON 2019 which will provide an opportunity for researchers, educators and students to discuss and exchange ideas on issues, trends, and developments in Information Technology, Electronics and Mobile Communication. The conference aims to bring together scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds to emphasize dissemination of ongoing research in the fields of Information Technology, Electronics and Mobile Communication. Contributed papers are solicited describing original works in the above-mentioned fields and related technologies. The conference will include a peer-reviewed program of technical sessions, special sessions, business application sessions, tutorials, and demonstration sessions.

Read the keynote and learn more here.