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(Re)connect Kate Hartman video, new media, artist
Kate Hartman is a video and new media artist who lives in New York City. She received a degree in Film and Electronic Arts from Bard College and is currently pursuing her Masters at New York Universityís Interactive Telecommunications Program. This blog chronicles her current class work at ITP. For additional information on her projects, please visit
Adafruit Industries Limor Fried (Adafruit) prototyping, make, electronics, shop, blog, order online, buy
Adafruit was founded in 2005 by MIT engineer, Limor "Ladyada" Fried. Her goal was to create the best place online for learning electronics and making the best designed products for makers of all ages and skill levels. Since then Adafruit has grown to over 25 employees in the heart of NYC. We've expanded our offerings to include tools, equipment and electronics that Limor personally selects, tests and approves before going in to the Adafruit store.
Aeolian Ride Jessica Findley event, humor, playground, suits, inflate
Inspired by a love for bikes, city cruising, critical mass, costumes, sillyness + things that inflate, Aeolian Ride is a free, mass participatory event with sense of humor. It excites those riding as well as delights those watching, all the while transforming the landscape into a playground of windfilled shapes. The 52 suits were handmade from ripstop nylon. The 3 different styles of suits were designed to inflate while riding at low speeds.
Alt-w Fund (Scottish Arts Council) development, agency, new media
New Media Scotland is a national development agency fostering artist and audience engagement with all forms of new media practice.
AMFI Marco Mossinkoff (Amsterdam Fashion Institute-AMFI) workshops, guest lectures, international excursions, exchanges, traineeships, courses, students, institute, fashion, research, development
The Amsterdam Fashion Institute is part of the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (University of Professional Education in Amsterdam - HvA). The four-year higher vocational bachelor programme is intended for young people with the ambition to develop their innovative skills in preparation for a leading management position in the fashion sector. The Amsterdam Fashion Institute is unique in the Netherlands and trains students for all key positions - from designer to buyer. After a joint first year course, the students have a choice of three specialisations: Fashion & Management, Fashion & Design and Fashion & Branding.
Angel Chang Angel Chang fashion, designer
Angel Chang is a New York-based fashion designer who creates versatile dressing solutions for worldly women on the go. Her namesake collection, ANGEL CHANG (founded in 2006), grew out of a vision to offer women wardrobes that could actually "do things" beyond just looking good. The collectionís use of innovative materialsóincluding color-changing prints, light-up fabrics, and self-heating liningsówas a first for the American luxury designer market. As a result of these pioneering efforts, the company received the coveted Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award and the prestigious Cartier Womenís Initiative Award within the first year of launching.
Animated Textiles using Shape Memory Alloys Lynda Fletcher (Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design) 2009 textile study, animated textile, shape memory alloys, thickness, weight
The textile study was an examination of how a change in temperature can affect the textiles ability to control it's "thickness" and weight.
Arduino (SmartProjects, SparkFun Electronics, Gravitech) open-source electronics prototyping platform, flexible, easy to use, hardware, software, interactive objects, environments, built by hand, controlling lights and motors, diy
Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. Arduino can sense the environment by receiving input from a variety of sensors and can affect its surroundings by controlling lights, motors, and other actuators.
ArtEZ (ArtEZ Institute of the arts) clothing, masters, education, fashion, university, shoes
Fashion Lectorate: José Teunissen Fashion Masters Course Director: Mascha van Zijverden
ArtEZ José Teunissen (ArtEZ) 2002 art, master, product design, students, research, school, professor, lecturer, institute, fashion, bachelor
ArtEZ verzorgt bachelor- en masteropleidingen op het gebied van beeldende kunst, mode, vormgeving, architectuur, muziek, dans en theater. Het brede onderwijsaanbod biedt ruimte voor disciplineoverstijgende samenwerking.
AVALON Prof. Dr. Thomas Fischer (AVALON) research, textile, hybrid, technology, shape memory alloy, sma,
Principle objective of the AVALON project is the cross-sectoral development of novel hybrid textile structures integrating multifunctional Shape Memory Alloys (SMAs) and the related processing techniques as well as design, simulation and organisational methodologies. They will enable the integration of such textile structures into novel high performance products in the fields of smart wearable systems and textile reinforcements for technical applications. The broader aim is to create new market perspectives in the textile sector by introducing emerging and highly promising non-textile technologies.
Ayah Bdeir Ayah Bdeir artist, engineer, designer, researcher
Ayah Bdeir is an artist, engineer and interaction designer. She graduated from the MIT Media Lab with a Masters of Media Arts and Sciences after studying Computer & Communication Engineering and Sociology in the American University of Beirut. She has worked as a researcher and interaction designer in Lebanon and New York, in artist spaces and design firms, with a brief interruption to work in a financial services firm in New York.
Body Pixel Deborah Hustic technology, interviews, wearable, blog, artist, beta
Deborah Hustic aka body pixel – artist, blogger, web dreamer… working with analogue and digital media. Holds MA in Comparative Literature and Ethnology, thesis on the topic of Butoh. Trained in graphic design; workshops in the fields of photography, dance, computer arts, semantic web, podcasts, textile arts, dance criticism, wearable technology, etc. For 15 years involved in new media. Interested in interactive performance and motion, wearable technology and the usage of new media art in performative context, DIY and free culture movement.
bYOB Gauri Nanda, Adrian Cable 2004 communication, accessories
What is a conversation like between a handbag and a scarf? How can you mediate their conversation and when is your skirt allowed in on the discussion? As a woman is about to leave her house, her handbag may solicit the weather forecast from the humidity sensor on its fellow smart curtain. It might deliver the news of an impending downpour by saying "I think it might rain. Go get your umbrella." And after deliberating with her coat pocket, the handbag may use ambient light to caution the user if she's forgotten her cell phone.
Caché Nadya Peek 2009 interaction, MIT media lab, fab-lab, sensor, dress, wearable, interactive clothing, e-textile, social, student, workshop
Nadya Peek, a first year grad student at the MIT Media Lab created a unique interactive dress to close the gap between our presents in the physical and virtual world. The scenario: a Netcitizenís photo on his/her social network platform indicates ëclickableí areas on the personís clothing. By clicking on these areas on the Website the information will be transmitted via smartphone and bluetooth to the piezo speaker in the garment indicating via a click sound someone clicked on the image letting the wearer know he/she feels close right now.
Carnegie Mellon University (Carnegie Mellon University, College of Engineering/College of Fine Arts) school, university, education, research, outreach
Carnegie Mellon is an innovative leader helping to shape the world through education, research and outreach. Recognized for our unique interdisciplinary environment, we encourage work across departmental lines. As a result, our graduates enter the world with the ability to solve complex problems through leadership and collaboration.
Catapult (Catapult) website, blog, textiles, smart
Clothes don't just look good, they're starting to think for you as well. Rebecca Martin reports on the next generation of textiles in part two of our fashion series. Catapult was funded by the Department of Innovation, Industry and Science and Research. This website is archived. Other than the news, Catapult is no longer updated.
Cati Vaucelle Cati Vaucelle (MIT Media Laboratory) avatar, biological, science, healthcare, hybrid
Through an interdisciplinary lens that brings together engineering, art, cognitive science, and healthcare, I explore the anthropomorphic nature of hybrid physical/digital objects and their promise to be catalysts towards unforeseen discoveries. I design objects to offer anima and perspective: from the haptic jacket that an autistic patient wears to express to the doctor what it means to be sensory defensive, to the electromagnetic field detector bracelet that transforms invisible information into visible data for a feeling of empowerment, or an environment where instead of you taking care of your avatar in massive online games, your avatar turns around and takes care of your biological needs.
CeNTI (CeNTI) development and validation, materials formulation, materials development, innovations, textiles, products, nanocoatings, fibres, smart materials, nanotechnology, research lab, process development, systems prototyping, application development and validation, leather
The Centre for nanotechnology and Smart Materials (CeNTI) is a new research, development and prototyping facility. It provides help in boosting advanced fibres, multi-nanocoatings, smart materials and the real performance of products in order to reach to market quickly by offering facilities and expertise that are rarely available in-house.
Centro E. Piaggio Universita di Pisa (Centro E. Piaggio) centre of research, university, pisa, Robotics, Bioengineering, Aerospace
The Research Center in Robotics and Bioengineering e. Piaggio is an Interdepartmental Center of the University of Pisa devoted to multidisciplinary research in the fields of bioengineering and robotics, and to the training of personnel for Research and Development careers.
Chanel Light Bulb Heels Karl Lagerfeld (Chanel) 2008 haute couture, light bulb, fashion, wearable, shoes, garments, luxury brand, expencive
The shoes are made out of goat skin sprinkled with sequin and the lightbulb heels can unscrew and are battery operated so they can be used over and over again. The shoes are a part of the Chanel Pre-Fall 2008 collection.
christienmeindertsma Christien Meindertsma artist, nature, procuct cycle, production
Christien Meindertsma explores the life of products and raw materials. For her first book, Checked Baggage (2004), Christien purchased a container filled with a week's worth of objects confiscated at security checkpoints in Schiphol Airport after 9/11. She meticulously categorized all 3267 items and photographed them on a white seamless background. Christien’s second book, PIG 05049 (2007), is an extensive collection of photographic images that documents an astounding array of products that different parts of an anonymous pig called 05049 could support. With this book, Christien reveals lines that link raw materials with producers, products and consumers that have become so invisible in an increasingly globalized world.
Christopher Pearson Studio Christopher Pearson (Christopher Pearson Studio) design, studio, animation
Christopher Pearson Studio is a cross discipline design studio. Working on commercial projects in Art & Design. Specialties include Pattern, Animation and unique conceptual projects
cimtec Pietro Vincenzini - General Chair (cimtec) ongoing electronics, smart textiles, conferences, event
Intensive research carried out worldwide for creating higher forms of materials, structures and systems by providing them with “life” functions, resulted in a relatively high level of technology readiness with several applications now emerging, demonstrating that smart materials technologies have matured well beyond the conceptual stage. Widespread use of nanotechnology concepts and tools and availability of multiscale computational models coupled with the exponential growth of computing capability and the merging of materials science and engineering with biological information, are fuelling the rate of advancement of the field. Nevertheless further substantial developments are required in the understanding of convergences of materials, electronics and biological systems, to meet relevant needs for present and foreseeable applications. The several Symposia featured by CIMTEC 2012 - 4th International Conference “Smart Materials, Structures and Systems” will cover outstanding areas of the subject from the molecular nanoscales to large complex integrated systems. The Conference Committees are pleased to invite you to foster progress in the field by contributing to discussions within the frames of what promises to be an exciting meeting, and to enjoy the immense, unique, artistic heritage and wonderful landscape of Tuscany.
CIMTEC congress 2010 (CIMTEC congress 2010) smart material, conference, congress, new research
CIMTEC 2010 - 12th International Conference on Modern Materials and Technologies - will be held in Montecatini Terme, Tuscany, Italy, on June 6 to 18, 2010. CIMTEC 2010 will consist of the 12th International Ceramics Congress (June 6-11) and of the 5th Forum on New Materials (June 13-18), each of them including a number of Symposia, Focused Sessions, and Conferences. As a major long standing event for the international materials community, CIMTEC will again gather together a large and qualified audience of materials scientists, physicists, chemists and engineers as well as experts of a wide range of the most demanding application areas of modern materials, from information technology to biological systems.
Claudy Jongstra Claudy Jongstra innovative technique, craft, handmade, contemporary design, interior design, felt fabrics, design, tapestry, fabric
Claudy Jongstra (born 1963) designs and produces unique felt fabrics for interiors. She works together with architects and clients around the world to create unique pieces for specific spaces and purposes. Each Claudy Jongstra design is a one-of-a-kind object of contemporary design, partly handmade and incorporating traditional craft techniques and innovative skills. Thanks to her innovative technique, Claudy Jongstra designs can be produced in any format and in any colour. The result can be used as a wall hanging, adhered directly to a wall, or it can be used to cover other surfaces, as a tapestry, or as a fabric, for example, to cover space dividers.
CO2rset Kristin O'Friel 2008 designer, artist, urbanist, environmentalist, everyday interactions, sustainable practices, physical interfaces, couture, CO2 levels, CO2 Sensors, Mini Gear Motors, Microcontroller, H-bridge, Cotton Fabric, Webbing, Boning, Grommets, Lacing, garment
CO2RSET is couture that monitors CO2 levels in the atmosphere and responds by tightening or loosening on the body.
Coded Chromics Lynsey Calder, Sara Robertson, Ruth Aylett, Sandy Louchart computer science, design, smart textiles, coding, blog, university, color changing
Lynsey Calder, Sara Robertson, Ruth Aylett and Sandy Louchart are a multi-disciplinary research team at Heriot-Watt University bringing together Smart Textile Design and Computer Science. Intelligent colour changing textiles integrated with computer science and electronics
Computer Science Department (University of Colorado) computer, science, university
The Computer Science Department currently has 36 faculty, 180 graduate students (98 masters students and 82 PhD students), 258 undergraduate majors, 52 undergraduate minors, and 11 research and administrative staff. It has strong research programs in computer architecture, operating systems, networking, mobile computing, computer security, computational biology, robotics, algorithm design, artificial intelligence, software and web engineering, programming languages, database design and data mining, human-computer interaction, computer-supported cooperative work, machine learning, lifelong learning and design, numerical and parallel computation, speech and language processing, scientific computing and theoretical computer science.
Costume Choreography II Michel Guglielmi, Hanne Louise Johannesen (Diffus Studio) 2008 garments, choreography, Electroluminescent, light, wearable, social, theatre
As a continuum of Costume Choreography and as a result of a fruitful workshop connected to the art and technology festival a-m-b-e-r ( we created a performance with textiles, interaction, movements, light and sound. Two dancers are wearing ultrasound devices which allow to measure the evolving distance between the two performers.