Demo Night: Sound + Textiles
This demo night is presented as part of the ‘Making Patterns‘ exhibit showing at 117 Beekman Street.
The Demo Night is an open forum and meet-up exploring emerging opportunities in fashion and wearable technology. Attendees will have a chance to interact with the demos and also meet one-on one with the presenters. This event is free and open to the public, all are welcome.
The theme for Demo Night explores the realm of Sound + Textiles. Designers, artists, technologists, entrepreneurs and students are invited to share their compelling textile and apparel projects that employ sound/audio environments.
Matt Joyce – Currently at NYC Resistor, Matt is developing work that mashes up Sony MDR-v6 headphones. He is integrating 3-D printed designs on the headphones as well as bluetooth technology.
Phillip David Stearns – Based in Brooklyn, Stearns’s work is centered on the use of electronic technologies and electronic media to explore dynamic relationships between ideas and material as mobilized within complex and interconnected societies. Deconstruction, reconfiguration, and extension are key methodologies and techniques employed in the production of works that range from audio visual performances, electronic sculptures, light and sound installation, digital textiles, and other oddities both digital an material. http://www.phillipstearns.com/fragmented-memory/
Nitcha Tothong – Nitcha is a designer currently at Parsons Design & Technology. She will be demoing her project, Key Bod, which is a wearable device that explores gestural movement, and new keyboard interface design. “Instead of pressing a keyboard, what if you pressed your body to type?” http://nitchafa.me/keybod.html
- Ezgi Ucar – Ezgi is a multimedia designer and sound artist at Parsons, The New School. She will be demoing her project, Eclipse, which is an interactive performative costume that reacts to sonic environments.http://cargocollective.com/ezgiucar/Eclipse
- Yuchen Zhang – Yuchen is a designer currently at Parsons Design & Technology. She will be demoing her project, Bury – Adaptive Fashion, which is a prototype for how pollutiion affects our lives, and how the garment protects the wearer by using reflective fabrics to increase their visibility due to heavily polluted air. http://yuchenzhang.com/bury.html
Eyebeam is a partner of South Street Seaport’s Culture District