Co-Creator/Producer with Paul Amitai & Lauren Slowik (Shapeways)
July-September 2014 /
Computational Fashion is an Eyebeam initiative bringing together artists, fashion designers, scientists, and technologists to explore emerging ideas and develop new work at the intersection of fashion and technology. Computational Fashion consists of research fellowships, panel discussions, workshops, and exhibitions. The program chair is Dr. Sabine Seymour, owner of Moondial and professor of Fashionable Technology at Parsons The New School for Design. fashion.eyebeam.org
In 2014, Eyebeam partnered with the world’s leading 3D printing service and marketplace, Shapeways, to launch the Computational Fashion Master Class to educate and inspire emerging creatives, at the nexus of experimentation in fashion, art and technology.
Each summer since then, this collaborative program brings together fifteen fashion designers, engineers, and media artists from across North America, Europe and Asia to build skills and collaboratively design at the intersection of fashion and technology.
Participants are taught and guided by leading professionals in the fields of fashion, computational design, and digital manufacturing. By combining 3D-printed materials with traditional techniques, students collaborate to design and produce unique and beautiful wearable garments.
After printing at Shapeways' state-of-the art fabrication facilities in Long Island City, NYC, final projects are exhibited during New York Fashion Week in September. In 2014, three pieces were presented at Hotel Particulier; in 2015, five pieces at 117 Beekman Street, Manhattan.
Past Instructors and advisors included Gabi Asfour (Designer, threeASFOUR), Bradley Rothenberg (Architect and Designer), Casey Rehm (Designer and Algorithmic Consultant), Sabine Seymour (Fashion Technology Expert and Entrepreneur, Moonlab), Arthur Young-Spivey (Digital Fabrication Specialist), and Lauren Slowik (Designer Evangelist for Education, Shapeways).
THE MASTER CLASS IS...
• an intensive five-week workshop
• a space for fashion designers, artists & engineers to learn cutting-edge tech and design
• an exploration in the emerging realm of 3D printed fashion and digital manufacturing
• providing real-world applications for professional development