Future Salon LA - Behind the Scenes of FashionTech
Sunday, April 14, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)
Santa Monica, CA
Our events have been called a small version of TEDx. Come join our fun and useful discussions on key trends, innovations, problems, sustainability, and social responsibility. Work with and on new tools, practices, ideas and projects. See the future and seize the present. Grow your network of supportive, future-oriented friends.
- Mini potluck & mingling starts at 5:30 PM - please bring snacks & drinks to share!
- The presentation will start PROMPTLY at 6:30 PM and will last about an hour.
- Then more interesting discussion and networking.
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Presentation: Behind the Scenes of FashionTech.
What does fashion lack? "Microcontrollers" according to Dutch based fashiontech designer and innovator Anouk Wipprecht. As she is working in the emerging field of “fashionable technology”; a rare combination of fashion design combined with engineering, science and interaction/user experience design, she created an impressive body of tech-enhanced designs bringing together fashion and technology in an unusual way. She creates technological couture; with systems around the body that tend towards artificial intelligence; projected as 'host' systems on the human body, her designs move, breath, and react to the environment around them. Part futuristic, part anime-meets-high fashion, her aesthetics are set apart from more utilitarian wearables (which are all about function) and can be considered artistic creations in themselves. Many of her designs have been exhibited in exhibitions as well as fashion events. In Anouk's designs the technology creates the aesthetics as opposed to simply enhancing a function which is hidden. Keen on showing the nuts and bolts of the garments (often the valves and mechanisms are displayed on the outside) we witness the designs creating their own unique forms of interaction, movement and meaning.
||Expert Speaker: Anouk Wipprecht is artist, designer, curator and lecturer (Netherlands, China, Austria) in electronic couture, worked for names as the Black Eyed Peas, SuperBowl 2011, Eurovision 2012, with work featured in international magazines. She is the brainchild and curator of the TECHNOSENSUAL 'Where Fashion meets Technology' exhibition, with attached Artist in Residency program to stimulate the grow of fashiontech projects coupling fashion designers and engineers together, that took place in Vienna/Austria over the summer of 2012 and attracted 32.000 visitors in a two and a half month time span. She exhibition recently released the TECHNOSENSUAL exhibition catalog in collaboration with partner monochrom (AT) which gives a glimpse in the background concept and structure of the exhibition as well as representing featured artists participating in the exhibition. http://anoukwipprecht.nl|
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New Roads School is committed to incubating and implementing effective means to enhance learning. Our educational research arm, The Center for Effective Learning (C4EL) spearheads our efforts in this regard, by:
- Exploring and participating in current educational research, both on its own and in concert with other educational research entities
- Adapting valid research findings to appropriate classroom practices
- Developing innovative educational materials for use at New Roads School and throughout the larger educational community
When & Where
Future Salons are produced by Sealight Enterprises (http://www.sealightent.com). They are monthly educational and networking events, focused on existing, emerging and futuristic scientific, technological, entrepreneurial, or social topics and projects worthy of your attention and support. We also cover critical-thinking, management, and personal change topics, and occasionally longer-term scientific and philosophical topics.
We bring expert speakers from around the world and open discussion around their topic. Our goal is to make our rapidly changing world more fascinating, manageable, profitable, understandalbe, and positive-sum for all of us. We strive to be both doing-action-project oriented, and thinking-idea-prioritizing oriented. About the Future Salon Network initiated by John Smart: http://www.accelerating.org/futuresalon.html
Come join our fun and useful discussions on key trends, innovations, problems, sustainability, and social responsibility. Work with and on new tools, practices, ideas and projects. See the future and seize the present. Grow your network of supportive, future-oriented friends.
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