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MakeFashion has produced over 60 wearable tech garments showcased at over 40 international events since their launch in 2012. By introducing fashion designers to wearables through a series of hands-on workshops they are building a world where your clothes regulate your body temperature, monitor your vital signs, and your necklace begins to glow when the sun goes down.
With the StitchKit, MakeFashion is increasing wearable creation accessibility for students, hobbiest and designers alike. The Stitchkit has already exceeded its goal on Kickstarter with days to go yet.
Kathryn Blair is currently completing her Master of Fine Arts in Media Art and Technology at the University of Calgary. She has been working with wearable technology with Make Fashion since 2012, and her creations have been shown in Canada, the US, China and Ireland. Her work focuses on how humans interact with technology, and what our use of technology means for society.
Shannon Hoover is an innovator, technologist and leader in the Canadian Maker movement. He is the co-founder of Makefashion and of WearLabs, as well as Calgary Maker Faire and Fuse33 Makerspace. He is devoted to improving his community and world through subversive change and art directed engineering. Passions include wearable tech and augmented self projects for MakeFashion and collaborating internationally to leverage maker culture improve quality of life.
This chat is about Fashion Technology design and engineering. The risks and rewards of biofeedback tinkering, building motors & lighting around a human body, and what our tech can say about the world around it.
- Biofeedback & Sensors: How far do you go when the documentation isn’t there?
- What to know when working motors & lighting around a human body?
- How do you design for washability?
- What can our tech say (and do) about the world around us?