Wearables Research Collaboratory

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Welcome to the Collaboratory

The Wearables Research Collaboratory (WRC) is an open collaboration and research space for wearables-related initiatives, projects, and ideas stemming from the burgeoning interest in wearables and their impact on users and their work. As a collaboratory, we represent an incubator for bold ideas, an environment where participants explore emerging wearables and share empirical direction for investigating the challenges and opportunities these technologies represent.

We meet every Friday, 3:15 pm to 4:45 pm at Nolte 203.

Please email wrcollab@umn.edu if you’d like to join us. There is no commitment necessary. All undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and faculty members are welcomed to drop by!

WRC is also social! Find and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to get the most up-to-date information about our work.


Latest Blog Posts

Our very own undergraduate research assistants will be presenting their professional and research experience at the Spring Research Showcase organized by the Department of Writing Studies this Monday, April 25, from 4pm-5:30pm at Nolte 229. 

We look forward to a great time of discussions and networking at this open event. See more details in the event flyer below.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 4:15pm
We are constantly surrounded by technologies of various sorts and of an increasingly complex nature. For this reason, we have become so immersed in a culture of technology and often overlook the materiality and implications of technological adoptions in different aspects of our lives. Most modern technologies––like many forms of scientific knowledge in our world today––embody structures that mimic the Western ways of mapping the world such as the common parent-child structural representation of relationships in the majority of databases and popular algorithms.
Friday, April 8, 2016 - 3:45pm