E-Textile Workshop: An Exploration of Wearable Media

E-Textile Workshop

The “E-Textile Workshop: An exploration of wearable media”.

It will get you started in the world of e-textiles — learn how to build basic circuits, code simple programs and experiment with sensors. Let your creative mind flow and innovate new technology!

With the integration of sensory technology into our clothing and accessories, we have new avenues to communicate our thoughts, feelings and internal mechanisms.   This 3-hour workshop is designed to get you started in the world of e-textiles. You will learn how to build basic circuits, code simple programs and experiment with sensors.

Tek-Tiles @ BF+DA

TEK-TILES project

The TEK-TILES project is focused on developing ideas for embedding and manufacturing technology into fabrics.

The inaugural design sprint has challenged a collaborative R&D team from eight universities to investigate new materials and create a library of over thirty swatches that will inspire new ideas for responsible products and demonstrate the production capacity of the BF+DA p.LAB.

The team is also examining the potential for human applications and adapting production processes to accommodate the constraints of each material. Each tech-material will be assessed for its environmental and societal impacts creating the first resource for sustainable technology.

NYC Media Lab Combine Demo Day

NYC Media Lab

NYC Media Lab, a consortium of universities and media and technology companies, hosted a demo day featuring presentations from the second annual cohort of ten teams participating in NYC Media Lab Combine, an accelerator program to commercialize emerging media technologies from faculty and students at the city’s universities. The program is supported with generous funding from the New York City Economic Development Corporation, the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, and through the support of NYC Media Lab’s corporate membership.

The Remo  Haptics Team from Pratt Institute and NYU Tandon School of Engineering lead byEvan Huggins and Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman pitched their new wearable technology for competitive cyclist. Remo Haptic Training is a smart knee sleeve for sports training that helps adjust movement patterns for optimal performance using biosensing and haptic feedback. More information is at http://www.remohaptics.com.


2017 Printed Electronics Summit

Printed Electronics Summit

The University of Washington hosts the first Printed Electronics Summit to inform and encourage growth in the development of new technologies in printed electronics with the goal of evolving manufacturing beyond conventional fabrication processes, applications and forms. Held over two days, March 7-8, 2017, the Summit focuses on sessions around printed electronics technologies, the industry and their application.

Fashion Meets Functional Textiles – Denmark

Fashion Meets Functional Textiles Denmark

Fashion merges with functional fabrics at this Seminar where invited speakers from various industries and places around the world to give their perspective on this new phenomenon. We have Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman from New York, previously Design Director at Nike, Fila and Champion and the creative force behind Interwoven Design Group, to talk about design processes in working with functional fabrics. Today, she advises companies from Silicon Valley startups to NASA through her firm Interwoven, while she researches and teaches at Pratt Institute.

The potential of fusion of fabrics, fashion and technology is great, but not yet realized. The technology exists, so the challenge is to design everyday products, such as clothing, bags, jewelry and shoes, where the technology does not scare consumers away. Consumers must have the desire to carry the product – with or without technology.

Brooklyn Nutcracker Fuses Ballet, Hip-Hop, and More into This Masterpiece | BK Live

Brooklyn Information & Culture

Brooklyn Ballet presents The Brooklyn Nutcracker, transforming traditional characters and scenes to represent the diverse cultures of Brooklyn—from the Dutch colony to today’s Flatbush Avenue. The repertory, guided by Artistic Director Lynn Parkerson, reflects a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural approach to ballet, and the dances are created through collaborations with musicians, writers, designers, hackers and visual artists. The smart textile costumes for the Waltz of the Flowers were a collaboration with Interwoven Design Group’s Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman, Lynn Parkerson and artistic director Avram Finkelstein.  

Filmed for BK Live! at BRIC  (Brooklyn Information & Culture), a nonprofit arts and media organization located in Brooklyn, New York City founded in 1979.