Chi-TEK combines Art, Technology and Tea in an exciting showcase of technologically-modified teapots, by 20 leading women artists and designers working in computer and new media arts today.

Chi-TEK ran events and workshops, including a giant tea party, in a celebration of what women are achieving in media and technology arts today. Chi-TEK offers a tongue in cheek take on what women can really achieve around a kitchen table.

The Chi-TEK Tea Party, showcased the teapots in full working order in the V&A garden as part of London Design Festival Digital Weekend in September 2011. We also ran Chi-TEK tea related workshops for women, at [ space ], the V&A, and as part of ‘Chi-TEK Fest’, a day of workshops and tinkering in October 2011, in collaboration with School of Everything.

We have had amazing support towards the costs of delivering Chi-TEK and would like to say BIG THANK YOU to all those that have contributed. Please take a moment to see our supporters page.

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  1. Chi-TEK Closing Party at Watermans Tonight!

    This evening is the closing party for Chi-TEK at Watermans, the perfect chance to come and see the showcase if you haven’t done so already!

    Much like our previous tea party at the V&A in September the work will be out for you to interact with and a few of the artists will also be there to discuss their work with you. The event begins at 6:30pm and will finish at 8:30pm. For a refresher of what you can expect in the showcase check out our Chi-TEK page!

    It is also the third installment of the Watermans International Festival of Digital Art 2012, with a seminar entitled ‘New Media art and illusion: physical interaction & perception’ which falls in-line with the opening of Michele Barker’s & Anna Munster’s installation HokusPokus, also happening at Watermans today! For more details please read here, and for info on how to get to Watermans, please look at their contact page.

    Below are a couple of piccies of the showcase at Watermans, for more please check out our Facebook page – there will also be more added later after the party :)

    Mika Satomi’s Suicidal Teapot 

    Rain Ashford’s Teapotty!

    Installing the showcase


  2. Chi-TEK on exhibition at Waterman’s Gallery

    Chi-TEK is BACK!!!!!!!!

    15 of the most inspired technologically modified teapots in the world will be on display in all their interactive glory at Watermans Gallery from 26 March to 22 April 2012.

    Stay tuned for party details….