The Eyebeam initiative, Computational Fashion brings together various artists, designers and promotes collaborate and the development projects which combine technology and fashion, creating incredible works of art. The lead consultant on the programme is Dr Sabine Seymour, owner of Moondial and professor of Fashionable Technology at Parsons The New School for Design who has featured several times on this blog – for her incredible contribution creatively and theoretically to the field of wearable technology.
Kaho researches and builds digital games that are played in the physical world, face to face. Kaho's work is largely focused on improving social and personal experiences through the use of technology, fashion and games. For the initiative n with Dr. Katherine Isbister, she developed The Lightning Bug Game to explore how wearable technology can act as both a game controller and costume, in order to create a far richer, more immersive game experience.
Carrie is a sculptor; performer and interactive installation artist creating Wearable Weapons, Agave Armor, and interactive costumes that awaken the power of vulnerability. In collaboration with Dr. Dan Steingart, she has developed a series of illuminated wearable sculptures that integrates technology to visualize the movement of subtle electrical circulations around the physical body and how they interact with the breath and other unseen forces.
The initiative culminates with an exhibition by the two fellows where there respected research endeavours will be explored, tested and discovered by you – the public. So if you are in the area join the artists and their collaborators, Dan Steingart and Katherine Isbister, as they present the research and final outcomes on Monday, October 21, 6:30-8:30pm. For more information and other events that are happening around this initiative please click here.