On September 12, 2014, Eyebeam and Shapeways presented a new collection of 3D-printed fashion garments. The work was produced during the Computational Fashion Master Class in July 2014, where ten fashion designers, engineers, and media artists from across North America and Asia came together to learn tech skills and collaboratively design work at the intersection of fashion and emerging technology. The exhibition takes place at Hotel Particulier in Manhattan, NY and is sponsored by CNL Mannequins and Joseph Cady.
Eyebeam and Shapeways partnered to produce the first Computational Fashion Master Class hosted at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering in July 2014. In this ten-day intensive workshop ten professionals in the fields of fashion, engineering, media arts, and interactive design learned, experimented, and collaboratively created work that interrogates the emerging modes of digital textiles modeled directly on the body. Through the use of 3D printing, the program explored new advances in computational design, focusing on the formation of digital materials. Different approaches for pattern generation and textile operations were explored in the quest to develop “matter that moves."
Powering comfortable and easy to maintain smart devices and garments is one of the biggest challenges facing designers working in fashion and wearable tech. How might technology be seamlessly integrated into textiles so that they're wireless, rechargeable, and washable? Can hardware really be soft? Join us at the next Computational Fashion panel as engineer and battery expert Dan Steingart (Princeton University) moderates the discussion featuring John Kymissis (Columbia University) and other designers, scientists, and engineers working at the cutting edge of energy and high performance wear.
Dan Steingart, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton.
As part of the Computational Fashion initiative, Eyebeam is hosting a Fashion and Wearable Tech Demo Night on November 19. We’re looking for compelling product ideas and emerging startups who are working at the intersection of (wearable) technology, garments, jewelry, and accessories. Each participant will get a table in Eyebeam's exhibition space to do informal presentations and demonstrations.
Participants must have a finished product or working prototype that is intended for the commercial market. Sorry, we're not looking for student projects or work that is only in concept stage at this time.
The first year of Eyebeam's Computational Fashion initiative culminates with an exhibition by Fellows Carrie Mae Rose and Kaho Abe. Join the artists and their collaborators, Dan Steingart and Katherine Isbister, as they present the research and final outcomes on Monday, October 21, 6:30-8:30pm. Kaho's immersive project, The Lightning Bug Game, will be available for visitors to play. Come test it out!