This workshop is presented as part of the 'Making Patterns' exhibit showing at 117 Beekman Street.
Learn how to create generative clothing patterns with open source software! The instructors will provide a conceptual introduction to generative and parametric clothing design, as well as basic programming techniques. Students will use the Kinect with custom measuring software to quickly determine a person’s measurements, and export them to Processing, wherein they will “draft” clothing patterns using the included software, acquiring basic visual programming concepts along the way.
The workshop is based on Open Fit, a generative clothing workflow created by Lisa Kori Chung and Kyle McDonald. The workshop will be structured to accommodate all programming skill levels, and all levels of fashion or pattern making experience.
Following the enormous success of last year's event, Eyebeam and Shapeways will once again present the COMPUTATIONAL FASHION MASTER CLASS in June 2015! Take your design ideas to the next level by participating in this immersive, hands-on program at the nexus of fashion and technology.
THE MASTER CLASS IS:
an intensive five-week workshop
a space for fashion designers, artists, and engineers to learn cutting-edge technology and design
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.
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.