Computational Fashion exhibit reception and play testing

Event Type: 
demo
Event Type: 
event
Event Type: 
reception
Start Date: 
21 Oct 2013
Hours: 
6:30PM-8:30PM
Cost: 
Free
Venue: 
Eyebeam
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The first year of Eyebeam's Computational Fashion initiative culminates with an exhibition by Fellows Carrie Mae Rose and Kaho Abe. Join the artists and their collaborators, Dan Steingart and Katherine Isbister, as they present the research and final outcomes on Monday, October 21, 6:30-8:30pm. Kaho's immersive project, The Lightning Bug Game, will be available for visitors to play. Come test it out!

About the Work

Carrie Mae Rose, in collaboration with battery expert Dr. Dan Steingart, have developed a series of illuminated wearable sculptures that integrate technology to visualize the movement of subtle electrical circulations around the physical body and how they interact with the breath and other unseen forces. The installation, Light as a Feather, will be on display October 8 - 26 in Eyebeam's Project Space.

Kaho Abe presents, The Lightning Bug Game, an immersive two-player experience that explores the potential of costumes as a game controller. The installation, on display in Eyebeam's Main Space from October 21 - November 2, will include costumes embedded with interactive technology, a large-scale dome projection, and visual documentation about the process behind the work, developed in collaboration with Dr. Katherine Isbister, Director of the NYU-Poly Game Innovation Lab.

For more information about Computational Fashion, visit: http://fashion.eyebeam.org

Computational Fashion is supported in part by The Rockefeller Foundation Cultural Innovation Fund.