Energy on the Body

Hours: 7:00PM-9:00PM
Cost: $10

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.

John Kymissis, Professor Columbia Laboratory of Unconventional Electronics.

Amanda Parkes, biomedia designer & fashion technologist at Skinteractive Studio in Brooklyn, NY. She teaches in the Columbia University Department of Architecture and visiting scientist at the MIT Media Lab. She holds a PhD in Tangible Media from the MIT Media Lab and B.S. in Product Design and B.A. in Art History from Stanford University.


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Projects: Computational Fashion
People: John Kymissis, Dan Steingart
Tags: Fashion, design, Computational Fashion, batteries