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Diana Eng
Date and place of birth
b. 1983, Jacksonville, FL
Year(s) of residency and/or fellowship
200910, Project Resident

Diana Eng is a fashion designer who specializes in technology, math, and science. Her designs range from inflatable clothing to fashions inspired by the mechanical engineering of biomimetics. In 2005, she was a designer on Season Two of the Emmy nominated hit TV show, Project Runway. She won Yahoo Hack Day in 2006 along with her two-team mates for designing and creating a blogging purse in less than 24 hours. She has worked as an assistant designer in research and development at Victoria’s Secret. She is the author of Fashion Geek: Clothes, Accessories, Tech. Her work has been featured in exhibits both in the U.S. and internationally around the globe, and has graced the pages of such publications as Women’s Wear Daily, Wired, Craft Magazine, and the cover of ID Magazine. Diana designed in the NYC fashion industry and was a founding member of a Brooklyn-based hacker group called NYC Resistor.

Eyebeam Project Resident (2009):

Fairytale Fashion

Diana Eng Produced the project, Fairytale Fashion, at her project residency at Eyebeam in 2009 – 2010. The Fairytale Fashion Collection was presented on February 24, 2010, at the old Chelsea Eyebeam space. Models hit the runway while a quartet of circuit-bending DJs created music from a hacked sewing machine and conductive felt. Seated front row were celebrity scientists, designers, and school children.

Fairytale Fashion used technology to create a collection of magical clothing in real life (with blooming flowers, transforming shapes, changing colors, etc.).

Eyebeam models a new approach to artist-led creation for the public good; we are a non-profit that provides significant professional support and money to exceptional artists for the realization of important ideas that wouldn’t exist otherwise. Nobody else is doing this.

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