seb pines
Jan 28, 2020

Embodying the Mal/function

Join artist and maker seb pines in a discussion and experimentation workshop about the intersections of physical computing and disability. Following the completion of their wearable project shrt C1RCU1T, seb will talk with participants about their process in creating the piece and talking about the possibilities of using mal/functioning tech to talk about the dis/abled body. Participants will collaboratively work with sensors, LEDs, motors, and other physical computing components and discuss how these forms of tech can be stand ins for body parts and the experiences of the disabled body, creating a number of malfunctioning hardware pieces. 

With a focus on being beginner friendly to those new to Arduino, the workshop will begin with a breakdown of the kinds of things different components can do and how we can see parallels between them to parts of the human body. Working from these parallels we will experiment with creating malfunctioning tech and how it can communicate the different ways a body can work and move.

Co-presented with Tangled Art + Disability

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

6pm – 9pm

Location: The Commons - The Meeting Room (4th floor), 401 Richmond St. W. Toronto.


This workshop is PWYC — suggested donation of $10
Please note that the fee can be waived if it is a financial barrier to participation. Contact for any questions.

Accessibility: The venue is fully wheelchair accessible and public transportation is in close proximity.

ASL interpretation can be provided for this workshop upon request. To confirm please send an email to by January 21, 2020.

About the Instructor: seb pines is a queer multi-disciplinary artist/maker and academic. They hold a BFA from OCADu and are currently pursuing a Master’s in Interdisciplinary Studio Arts with a focus in queer play in roleplaying games. They work around themes of queerness, embodiment, storytelling, failure, and cripping tech.

About Tangled Art + Disability: Tangled Art + Disability is a registered charitable organization dedicated to enhancing opportunities for artists with disabilities to contribute to the cultural fabric of our society by showcasing and promoting artists with disabilities from visual, performing, media arts, film and integrated art forms, engaging and inspiring young people with disabilities to explore and embrace their own creative talent, fostering partnerships and collaborations that enhance opportunities for artists with disabilities to practice and share their work with a wider public, providing accessible professional development and networking opportunities, and building an inclusive arts and culture sector so that everyone can appreciate the abundance of art our society has to offer. 

Questions? If you have any questions about the workshop or special requirements, please contact us at

Payment Options: Cash and credit card payments are also accepted on the day. Please email to reserve your spot and let us know your payment preference.

Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy: We are unable to accommodate attendee cancellations or refunds less than 1 week prior to a workshop or event. InterAccess reserves the right to cancel or reschedule this workshop if necessary.

Equity Access Pricing

To reduce financial barriers, a pay-what-you-can discount is available for any community members that self-identify as part of an equity-seeking group. To request an Equity Access code to use for workshop registration, please email Studio Members also receive a discounted rate on workshops, in addition to other great benefits.

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