Wearable Tech, Textile Art and Fashion
Dallas and Derek opened the amazing MakerLabs, and I am happy to announce it is our new home.
Here are our speakers for this meetup:
- Keenan Tims and Daniel McLaren: They will show a single-limb prototype of their muscle-sensor glow suit. The suit uses myoelectric sensors to detect muscle contractions and lights up the corresponding area on the suit. We'll give a technical overview of how it works and discuss some of the problems encountered along the way.
- Anthea Mallinson: Anthea is a teacher, weaver, dyer and textile artist for the film industry. She will share her experience and show us how jacquard loom works. Her talk will revolve around textile structure and textiles as filaments, and questions regarding how the high tech maker might (or might not?) work with textile woven structure.
- Andy D: Andy will address the impact of design on technology, culture, and particularly its relationship with fashion (and vice versa). He will illustrate the parallels within the worlds of fashion and technology, and what these parallels mean to consumers, designers, and the startup community. Lastly, he will conclude by discussing the potential and future of the impact of fashion+design on technological product.