Are you a teen that loves video games, technology, and fashion design? What about wearable electronics and clothes that act as real game controllers?!
Join us for a radical new fashion workshop at Eyebeam Art & Technology Center over the weekend of January 5th and 6th and you can learn to combine the latest in technology and fashion with your love of digital games.
Aspiring high school designers like you will have the chance to work alongside fashion designer turned game designer Kaho Abe who has worked with global labels like Tommy Hilfiger and Gymboree, and games artist Sarah Schoemann to create their own wearable game controller in just two days!
First, You’ll get a crash course in building and soldering the simple but powerful electronic devices used to play your favorite games. Next, you’ll learn to create your own “soft” electronics (buttons and sensors made from wearable materials like conductive thread and fabrics) to merge your devices with your fashion taste. Finally you’ll embed your hand-made parts into a clothing of your own design and use them to play a real video game!
Hours: 10am – 5pm
Eyebeam Art & Technology Center
540 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011
REGISTER FOR THE WEEKEND WORKSHOP HERE.
Participants will be considered high priority candidates for the Playable Fashion Afterschool Program which runs from February – May 2013 at Eyebeam. More information can be found here.