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Smart Textiles: Fashion That Responds

Wed May 01, 2013 18:30 - Wed May 01, 2013

Smart Textiles: Fashion That Responds
Wednesday, May 1
$10 tickets

As part of the Computational Fashion program series, Eyebeam presents a diverse group of designers and scientists working in cutting edge textile research and production. From nanoparticles to circuit boards, technology is becoming embedded in the very fabric of the things we wear, creating clothing that's more responsive to changing needs and conditions. Spurred in part by collaborations between academic and industry partners, "smart textiles" are beginning to enter the consumer market to enhance the properties of a garment whether it is heating, vitamin dissemination through the fabric, weather proofing, or communication. These emerging developments are reshaping both materials and electronics for the human body. Join us as we explore possibilities within this growing area of creative and scientific innovation.


Juan Hinestroza, Associate Professor of Fiber Science and Director of Textiles Nanotechnology Lab, Cornell University

Genevieve Dion, Assistant Professor and Director of Shima Seiki Haute Technology Lab, Drexel University

Becky Stern, Director of Wearable Electronics, Adafruit Industries

Moderated by Dr. Sabine Seymour, Computational Fashion lead advisor and founder of Moondial

Presentation followed by reception


CT-SWaM at Eyebeam

Mon Apr 29, 2013 22:00 - Mon Apr 29, 2013

Join us for CT-SWaM's ONE year anniversary at Eyebeam! Live music + party. Suggested donation: $10 at the door.

Peter Fonda: DJ SET

Tamara Yadao: IMPROVISATION with 10-15 radios, 6-10 performers and 3-4 transmitters. Performer names TBA

Radio Wonderland & Hans Tammen:
As RADIO WONDERLAND, Joshua Fried mangles the corporate audio stream in the form of live FM radio, choosing algorithms on the fly and directly controlling the live DSP using electrified shoes and a steering wheel. HANS TAMMEN currently plays an analog modular synthesizer built around chaotic behaviors, where small changes in the settings may yield widely diverging sonic and rhythmic changes, forcing the player to constantly rethink and rearrange music. In this multichannel work, the players juxtapose their relentless polyrhythmic machinations coming from a single speaker situated in the middle of the audience against dark, sometimes brooding soundscapes from the outer limits of the room.


F.A.T. GOLD: Five Years of Free Art & Technology - exhibition and opening at Eyebeam

Mon Apr 01, 2013 19:00

Five Years of Free Art & Technology
Curated by Lindsay Howard

April 1–20, 2013
Opening: Monday April 1, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Celebrating more than five years of thug life, pop culture, and R&D, the renegade art organization known as the Free Art & Technology Lab, or F.A.T. Lab, is going GOLD. F.A.T. GOLD, that is. From April 1–20 Eyebeam Art & Technology Center will present the acclaimed work of F.A.T. Lab. Organized by Lindsay Howard, Eyebeam Curatorial Fellow, the exhibition invites the public to experience and engage with the collective’s groundbreaking projects.

F.A.T. GOLD brings together an international group of twenty-five collaborators comprised of artists, hackers, engineers, musicians, and graffiti writers, many of whom have been involved with the organization as residents, fellows, or collaborators, for a week-long residency at Eyebeam. The influential group—who’ve collectively and independently received prestigious honors such as the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, Japan Media Arts Award, Transmediale Award, Prix Ars Electronica, Emmy Award, and TIME Magazine’s “World’s Most Influential Person”—will be onsite daily during the week of April 1, participating in panels, hackathons, and collaborative pieces.

The exhibition will feature significant works from 2007 to the present, including new projects to be launched on opening night. Showcasing a comprehensive and critical selection of the group’s diverse output, the exhibition includes video, software, net art, installation, and performance. F.A.T. Lab members will also be working and hacking on new cutting-edge projects to be added to the exhibition on the fly.

Throughout the week, Eyebeam will be streaming F.A.T. Public Access, an audio-visual program produced by F.A.T. Fellows Jamie Wilkinson and Bennett Williamson. The show will include interviews with the artists and guest collaborators, YouTube show & tell, visual effects, jam sessions, bootleg movie screenings, documentation of public events, and more! Check for the program guide.