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Future Salon LA - Behind the Scenes of FashionTech

Details and tickets here:

http://futuresalon18.eventbrite.com/

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[masked] 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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Special thanks to our venue sponsor:

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

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