Fashion

The Numerical Self: a step inside Flora Miranda future fashion

Self-optimisation and self-tracking have been around for quite a while; as Deborah Lupton noticed, the “Quantified Self Movement” is not only as a practice of self-improvement, but also an extension of memory in computerised form. Flora Miranda translates data and the whole idea of an immaterial body into 3D printed garments, offering a step inside the future through fashion and addressing the idea of becoming eternal online.... READ MORE...

Philip Beesley and Iris van Herpen at the Royal Ontario Museum

Philip Beesley new installation Transforming Space along with Iris van Herpen Transforming Fashion exhibition are currently on display at the ROM in Toronto. While the installation represents an immersive essay on responsive architecture, the show features also four of the shared designs they have been realized over the years.... READ MORE...

Nine Journeys Through Time. Alcantara and Art in the Apartment of the Prince

Promoted and produced by the Municipality of Milan, Palazzo Reale and Alcantara, and curated by Davide Quadrio and Massimo Torrigiani, the exhibition is the third in a cycle of shows, which since 2016 explore the surprising qualities of Alcantara as a material for artistic creation, transforming the spaces of the Apartment of the Prince into gateways onto the “elsewhere” realms of art.... READ MORE...

Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion

Phoenix Art Museum hosts the western-most and final U.S. destination of the acclaimed exhibiton of 3-D-printed couture from Iris van Herpen. Transforming Fashion is the result of a collaboration between the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands and the High Museum of Art of Atlanta, and showcases 15 collections from the forward-thinking Dutch fashion designer celebrating her career.... READ MORE...

The material concretization of scientific principles

Some designers and artists have the purpose of translating scientific principles connected to the relationship between artificial and biological through 3D objects, that can be used as material “concretizations” which crystallize phenomena and knowledges. An example is represented by the customized jewels resulted from parametric generation started from the DNA.... READ MORE...

Meeting at the makerspace with living-textile inventor: Lining Yao

In the last years a new generation of researchers see objects and materials through a multiplicity of properties and features which open different ways to interact with them. They’ve realized that most of the matter is able to respond to energy sources. Lining Yao and her Tangible Media Group at MIT Media Lab have been growing Natto bacteria and exploring how they can be used as bio-actuators - making textile become “alive” reacting to a change of the environment.... READ MORE...

The enhanced listening experience. Resonate by Naakte Ontwerpers

On a quiet morning in The Hague, I had the pleasure of meeting Tommy de Bruijn and Sam Van ‘t Oever, also known as De Naakte Ontwerpers. Tommy and Sam are two young designers who developed a device able of creating an experience which allows to listen not only through the ears, but also through the flesh.... READ MORE...

Moda: i tessuti e i colori più innovativi

La moda, in questi anni di forte spinta tecnologica, sta diventando il laboratorio virtuale all’interno del quale vengono sperimentate soluzioni hi-tech che nascono magari nell’industria chimica o nel settore della ricerca ecosostenibile... READ MORE...

Reshape 15. Deadline: 31st May 2015

RESHAPE15 | Wearable technology competition is an open contest for makers and designers that explore the possible developments connected to the world of wearable technology. Deadline: 05/31/15... READ MORE...

You’re Doing What? Make A Living Inventing Your Job

The (long) way heading (by subway) to the New York Science Hall, hosting the World Maker Faire in Queens, gives me time to read some free presses and resume an article of the sunday NYTimes I haven't finished yet. It's a long piece about the twilight of the US manufacturing sector, started from the 50's to nowadays [1], and about the definite takeover of China.... READ MORE...

Dream Addictive. Designing A Sound Ecology

Dream Addictive is a collaborative project in the context of the relationship between art and technology, founded back in 2003 in Tijuana, Mexico by Carmen González and Leslie García, both with a solid background in the field of applied sciences, physical computing, visual programming and independent hardware production. These elements made them particularly sensitive to the development of artistic works in interaction design, highlighting the possible dialogue between the reality of the audience and the simulation provided by the machines.... READ MORE...

Mark Grimes. Maker Faire Africa: The Net Doing

The last years are witnessing the rise of a new phenomenon generally defined as Makers movement. Its pillar is the network grown around Make Magazine and Maker Faire. Make Magazine is a publication born in 2006 that connects a wide range of DIY projects related with technology. Makers Faire is a meeting held around the USA aiming at the connection of backyard inventors, artists and high-tech crafters. Behind this boom is O'Reilley Media, the publisher worldwide known for its software manuals and for the support to many initiatives related to technological innovation, social entrepreneurship and high-tech startups.... READ MORE...

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