Course Fall 2012
COLLAB: ORCHESTRAL GARMENTS
CR:3, Collaboration Studio
WED 3:50 – 6:30PM
Faculty: Sabine Seymour
2 days workshop by EnsAD for Parsons students at Parsons in New York.
25-02-2012 / 26-02-2012
Images from the workshop: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ftparsons/sets/72157629148810476/
Fashionable Technology investigates the relationship between technology, fashion, craftsmanship, science, and design in a theoretical and practical framework. The class is focusing on materials from conductive skin ink to textiles sensors, from hydrochromic pigments to conductive yarns, from phase changing materials to micro processors etc.
Faculty: Sabine Seymour
Wearable | Telepresent | Sensory is an applied research collaboration course and project that brings together Parsons Design and Technology and Nokia Research Center – Beijing (NRC) to explore the present and future trends in tangible smart objects, wearables, networked sensors, devices and accessories that when linked together through a common protocol communicate it’s input and output to a larger framework in which the user engages with it, be it scientific, functional, entertainment and aesthetic.
Faculty: Sabine Seymour, Ben Bacon
Painted Love project created in the class Fashionable Technology, Performance in September 2011 to be shown at Love Night at the BWM Guggenheim Lab in New York.
Charles Montgomery from the BMW Guggenheim Lab sent the following email:
“First of all, I want to thank you all for creating the most successful, well-attended, and powerful event the BGLab has hosted thus far. Your ideas were the fuel for a great journey.”
Video and photos:
FASHIONABLE TECHNOLOGY: PERFORMANCE
Time: TUE 12 – 2:40
Room: 1206, 6 E 16th Street
Faculty: Sabine Seymour, seymours[at]newschool.edu
Research assistant: Scott Peterman
Fashionable Technology investigates the relationship between technology, fashion, craftsmanship, science, and design in a theoretical and practical framework. Technologies enrich the cognitive characteristics of our human epidermis and stimuli of our senses. Contextual analysis, developed in group projects, reveals and defines the aspects of communication, aesthetics and functionality with specific focus on the idea of the garment & performance to gain ‘super powers’. A parallel understanding of physical computing and interdisciplinary design issues validate the feasibility of such (wearable) object / garment. The culmination of the class is the creation of wearable objects / garments that demonstrates functionality and aesthetic appeal. Guest speakers will conduct workshops and lectures in their area of expertise.
Skills required of students: