One of my favorite organizations, Eyebeam Art + Technology
, suffered greatly during Hurricane Sandy, with the influx of water damaging their walls, floors and a large portion of their multi-media archives. However - they are back, and with a great fashion program happening tomorrow! And what a great coincidence that MFIT has their own fashion and technology exhibition
up right now.
An Introduction to Computational Fashion:
Transforming design, textiles and the social experience around wearable technology
Wednesday, December 12, 6-8pm
Presentations followed by reception.
Free admission. RSVP only.
To register sign up here.
Eyebeam Art + Technology Center
540 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011
Join us for a public presentation and reception as Eyebeam launches its latest initiative, Computational Fashion in New York. Bringing together artists, scientists, technologists and the fashion industry, Computational Fashion explores cutting edge ideas at the convergence of fashion and creative technology. The inaugural event will feature presentations by Gabi Asfour, fashion designer and co-founder of threeASFOUR, Sabine Seymour, designer, writer, and professor of fashionable technology at Parsons, and Katherine Isbister, computer scientist and research director of the Game Innovation Lab at NYU-Poly.
Gabi Asfour will present the cutting edge work designed by threeASFOUR and their recent collaborations with technologists in digital fabrication. Dr. Sabine Seymour will discuss synergies between fashion and technology by presenting state-of-the-art artistic and technology examples such as smart textiles that have the potential to function as a second skin to re-create, modify or extend the body through technology. Dr. Katherine Isbister will present her research conducted at the Game Innovation Lab that explores ways to broaden the emotional and social palette that technology offers us by building and testing prototype systems using a wide range of the latest sensing and feedback technologies. Isbister will also discuss her current collaborative work with Eyebeam Fellow Kaho Abe, funded as part of the Computational Fashion initiative.
Photo above: You know what designer this is, right??