Playable Fashion


Playable Fashion is a free teen program, in partnership with Global Kids.  The program 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.

The FREE After-School Program is offered from February to June. Sessions are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6PM at EYEBEAM. Dates for the 2015 program coming soon.

No previous knowledge/experience necessary!  Come and learn from the experts: Eyebeam Teaching Fellows Kaho Abe and Ramsey Nasser with Global Kids' Juan Rubio

  • Game Design: The digital tools, concepts and methodologies needed to design a good video game.
  • Fashion: How to design, fabricate/sew your own wearable game controller, that corresponds with your digital game.
  • Technology: How to build your own circuits and soft switches/sensors.

See Playable Fashion's Blog here, and photographs from the Playable Fashion Weekend Workshop here.


Weekend Workshop dates coming soon! In January 2014, Eyebeam held five 2-day workshops on Playable Fashion taught by Kaho Abe and Ramsey Nasser & other professional game designers.  Teens hacked a digital game and created a wearable game controller glove! Check back soon for 2014/2015 workshops!

 Check out some photos of student projects on Facebook 

Check out this video about Playable Fashion from New Learning Times!

Questions? Email Erica Kermani at

Playable Fashion is made possible by generous funding from the Hive Digital Media Learning Fund in the New York Community Trust and Digital Ready. Digital Ready is a partnership between the NYC Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Readiness and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.





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