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The Victoria and Albert Museum, in London, is bringing together practitioners, writers, academics and curators working in Brazil and the UK in the fields of art, design and architecture for a round table discussion. The invited speakers will detail, dissect and subvert the notion of a Brazilian vernacular through discussions on early and contemporary modernisms in relation to design, and the decentralisation of the Brazilian arts locus.

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communication between people and thingsTalk to Me explores the communication between people and things. All objects contain information that goes well beyond their immediate use or appearance. In some cases, objects like cell phones and computers exist to provide us with access to complex systems and networks, behaving as gateways and interpreters. Whether openly and actively, or in subtle, subliminal ways, things talk to us, and designers help us develop and improvise the dialogue.

A machine that knits codes – the “TK 730” (2011) is a work by the eTextiles Workspace group (Anja Hertenberger, Leonie Urff, Ricardo O’Nascimento and Meg Grant).

What happens when senses are cross-wired in the brain? Can data convey different meanings when interpreted as a purely visual object?  What other ways of interpreting a single piece of data could there be? This is what the TK Series attempts to explore.