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Fashionable Technology Event Series, November 19

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The Fashionable Technology Event Series will be launched on November 19, 2010 at Parsons The New School for Design with a symposium, a book launch, a workshop, and a social reception and exhibition at Eyebeam. Dr. Sabine Seymour is using the opportunity of the launch of her new book in the USA to gather a select group of experts in the field of fashion, technology, and design to ignite a critical discourse in this ever growing field of Fashionable Technology. Please join us for an exciting afternoon and evening to celebrate this interdisciplinary engagement.

DATE: Friday, November 19, 2010
FREE

SYMPOSIUM 2-5pm
START UPS (2-3PM)

2:05PM Joe Saavedra, Social Citizen
2:20PM Adam Harvey, AH Projects
2:35PM Jessica Floeh, Hanky Pancreas Ltd
2:50 – 3PM Panel Q&A
THE REAL WORLD (3-4PM)
3:05PM Stacey Burr, Adidas Wearable Sports Electronics
3:20PM Sheldon LaPierre, Droog
3:35PM Despina Papadopulos, 5050Ltd
3:50 – 4PM Panel Q&A
CREATIVE PRACTICE (4-5PM)
4 Katherine Moriwaki, Parsons The New School for Design
4:15 Kate Hartman, Ontario College of Art & Design
4:30 Pascale Gatzen, Parsons The New School for Design
4:45 Parsons Sourcemap, Parsons The New School for Design
4:50 – 5PM Panel Q&A, moderated by Sabine Seymour, Assistant Professor of Fashionable Technology, Parsons The New School for Design
WHERE: Kellen Auditorium, Parsons The New School for Design, 66 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

FUNCTIONAL AESTHETICS BOOK LAUNCH & SIGNING (5-6PM)
by Sabine Seymour
Introduction by Sven Travis, Dean, School of Art, Media, Technology, Parsons The New School for Design
Functional Aesthetics is a sequel to Seymour s highly acclaimed book Fashionable Technology (Springer 2008) and contains new state-of-the-art and revealing artistic and design examples focusing on the aesthetic and functional aspects. Chapters like Contextual Prerequisite, Body Sculpture, or Transparent Sustainability provide in-depth studies of often visionary projects seen as stimulation for new developments in the matured field of Fashionable Technology . The book presents inspiring projects between the poles of fashion, design, technology, and sciences. It includes a list of relevant information on DIY resources, publications, inspirations, etc
WHERE: Lobby of Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons The New School for Design, 2 W 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

PAPER ELECTRONICS WORKSHOP (6-7PM)
By Paola Giumerans & Cecilia Elguero
The workshop introduces participants to paper electronics and teaches them how to build simple circuits.
WHERE: 10th Floor, 2 W 13th Street, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY 10011
RSVP: lab.material.lab@gmail.com

SOCIAL RECEPTION & EXHIBITION (7-10PM)
Exhibition with: Ripcurl’s Heated Wetsuit Droog’s Gluejeans, fabrick.it, Lost Value’s Zippy kits and lflect hats, SUN Shirts, miCoach from Adidas, paper electronics by Cecilia Elguero & Paola Guimera, etc …
WHERE: Eyebeam, 540 W 21st Street, New York, NY 10011 (between 10th and 11th Avenue)
http://eyebeam.org/events/functional-aesthetics-reception-exhibition
RSVP: http://bit.ly/functionalaesthetics

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