Computational Fashion Master Class: Call for Participants

Hours: Mon-Fri, 4-8pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-6pm
Cost: $1500 ($800 Students/Recent Grads)

Eyebeam and Shapeways are pleased to announce the first Computational Fashion Master Class. In this ten-day intensive course, participants will:

  • Apply cutting-edge digital and 3D printing skills to a hands-on project
  • Learn from and connect with leading fashion and tech experts
  • Acquire industry insights to enhance your professional goals

 Participants will gain proficiency in a range of tools and methods relevant to current commercial and artistic practices. The program will provide an overview of software and programming environments that include Python, Processing, Rhino, and Z-Brush, as well as instruction in 3D printing and digital fabrication processes. Participants will apply their skills to the collaborative creation and production of printed wearables that will be presented publicly at the conclusion of the course.

Instructors and Mentors include:
Ryan Kittleson
, digital artist and sculptor
Lisa Kori Chung, interaction designer and computational patternmaker
Casey Rehm
, designer and algorithmic consultant
Bradley Rothenberg
, architect and designer
Sabine Seymour
, designer and researcher
Lauren Slowik
, design evangelist at Shapeways
Arthur Young-Spivey, industrial designer and digital fabrication specialist

How to Apply
Designers, architects, engineers, artists, and advanced university students from related fields are invited to apply and participate in defining this emerging area of fashion design! A good understanding of computational modeling methods and parametric design approaches is preferred, but not required.

Requirements and Benefits

  • Participants will be required to bring their own laptop with pre-installed software
  • Software will be provided by Eyebeam upon registration
  • Tuition covers digital fabrication costs courtesy of Shapeways

Applications must be submitted online by Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 12pm (noon). We will then select qualified participants in order to form the most dynamic and diverse group of potential collaborators. Selected participants will be notified of their acceptance by Friday, June 27.

Questions? Contact: Paul Amitai ([email protected]).


Computational Fashion is an Eyebeam initiative bringing together artists, fashion designers, scientists, and technologists to explore emerging ideas and develop new work at the intersection of fashion and technology. Computational Fashion consists of research fellowships, panel discussions, workshops, and exhibitions. The lead consultant is Dr. Sabine Seymour, owner of Moondial and professor of Fashionable Technology at Parsons The New School for Design. Computational Fashion is supported in part by The Rockefeller Foundation Cultural Innovation Fund.

Program Partners is the world’s leading 3D Printing marketplace and community. We harness 3D Printing to help everyone make and share designs with the world, making product design more accessible, personal, and inspiring. On Shapeways, individuals can make, buy and sell their own products. By providing a platform for our community members to share ideas and gain access to cutting edge technology, we’re bringing personalized production to everyone, whether you’re already designing in 3D or are looking to find something just right. We 3D Print everything on-demand, which means that every order is customized and personalized.

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering is a comprehensive school of engineering, applied sciences, technology and research, and is rooted in a 158-year tradition of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship. The institution, founded in 1854, is the nation’s second-oldest private engineering school. In addition to its main campus in New York City at MetroTech Center in downtown Brooklyn, it also offers programs at sites throughout the region, around the globe and remotely through online learning. The NYU School of Engineering is an integral part of NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Shanghai, and the NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) in downtown Brooklyn.


Projects: Computational Fashion
People: Arthur Young-Spivey, Bradley RothenbergCasey RehmLauren Slowik, Ryan KittlesonSabine Seymour, Gabi AsfourErica KermaniPaul Amitai
Research: Education
Tags: Computational Fashion