a little bit about me
I am best classified as a designer and maker. Among other things, I am actively exploring how wearable electronics can influence our relationships with those around us. Recurring themes in my work are the aesthetics of electronic components and an irreverent approach to critical design.
Graduating as a fashion designer in 1995, I have always been interested in the emotional bonds people have with what they wear. As a self-taught programmer, equal passions for interactive media and electronics lead me naturally into wearable technology as an art form.
I am active in the Arduino and online open source hardware communities and a member of the v2_ eTextile Workspace. As a die-hard fangirl of the World Wide Web, I'm pleased to say that my work has been featured on many blogs and websites, including aniomagic.com, craftzine.com, electricfoxy.com, fashioningtech.com, talk2myshirt.com, pleatfarm.com, trendhunter.com and wired.com.
presentations, workshops, etc
- Currently teaching Smart Textiles as part of the CrossLab @ Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
- Code-free Electronics and Soft Circuits Workshop, organised by SetUp, Utrecht, Netherlands, November 2011
- Code-free Electronics and Soft Circuits Workshop @ Aalto University School of Art and Design, Helsinki, November 2011
- Guest lecturer during the Wearable Electronics Workshop organised by Muu Gallery, and Aalto University School of Art and Design, Helsinki, November 2011
- Motor movement and Origami Workshop with Isabel Cabral @ e-Textile Summer Camp, Borås, June 2011
- E-Textiles lecture and presentation of own work @ Muu Maanantai, Muu Gallery, Helsinki and @ Aalto University School of Art and Design, Helsinki, May 2011
- Presentation of own work @ Conferentie Digitale Kunst @ Playgrounds Festival, October 2010
- Team member, V2_ e-Textile Workshop @ DMY Festival Berlin, June 2010
- Presentation of own work @ Design Academy Eindhoven White Lady Lectures, May 2010
- Presentation of own work @ WdKA (Willem de Kooning Academie) Crosslab, April 2010
My work has been included in the following exhibitions:
- TechnoSensual - where fashion meets technology at Vienna's Museum Quartier, Austria, June-September 2012
- TEI2012 - part of Art Explorations Demo Hour in Kingston (ON), Canada, February 2012
- Pretty Smart Textiles at Future Textiles Expo, Denmark, May 2011
- Pretty Smart Textiles, Netherlands, June 2010
- Inauguration Exhibition of Les Moulins de Paillard Contemporary Arts Centre, France, June 2010
This site is primarily intended for my own satisfaction - a kind of personal display case. If you would like to contact me about anything you see here, just send me an email.
All of the content on this site is covered by a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license unless specified otherwise. Ideas, techniques and images are to be attributed to Meg Grant and/or www.meggrant.com. If you do end up using or referencing any of the material or techniques on this site, I'd love to hear about it! If you would like to use any of the material or techniques on this site for commercial purposes, please contact me by email to discuss.