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."
Playable Fashion is a free teen program that explores the intersections between Fashion, Technology and Gaming. Youth learn the concepts and techniques behind them in order to create their own digital games and wearable technology projects. See photographs from Playable Fashion 2014-2015 here!
The February 28th-March 1st Playable Fashion Weekend Workshop has been cancelled. Consider one of the upcoming After-School Workshops below!
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.