Smart Textiles: Fashion That Responds

Event Type: 
panel
Start Date: 
1 May 2013
Hours: 
6:30-8:30PM
Cost: 
$10
Venue: 
Eyebeam
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Becky Stern/Adafruit

Smart Textiles: Fashion That Responds
Wednesday, May 1   
6:30-8:30pm   
$10
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As part of the Computational Fashion program series, Eyebeam presents a diverse group of designers and scientists working in cutting edge textile research and production. From nanoparticles to circuit boards, technology is becoming embedded in the very fabric of the things we wear, creating clothing that's more responsive to changing needs and conditions. Spurred in part by collaborations between academic and industry partners, "smart textiles" are beginning to enter the consumer market to enhance the properties of a garment whether it is heating, vitamin dissemination through the fabric, weather proofing, or communication. These emerging developments are reshaping both materials and electronics for the human body. Join us as we explore possibilities within this growing area of creative and scientific innovation.

Presenters

Bryce Beamer, Prototyping and Garment Development, adidas Wearable Sport Electronics

Genevieve Dion, Assistant Professor and Director of Shima Seiki Haute Technology Lab, Drexel University

Juan Hinestroza, Associate Professor of Fiber Science and Director of Textiles Nanotechnology Lab, Cornell University

Becky Stern, Director of Wearable Electronics, Adafruit Industries

Moderated by Dr. Sabine Seymour, Computational Fashion lead advisor and founder of Moondial

Presentation followed by reception

 
Projects: Computational Fashion
People: Becky Stern, Genevieve Dion, Juan Hinestroza, Sabine Seymour
Tags: Computational Fashion