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Monday, March 29, 2010

PREF Magazine publishes Kiss series from SML Photography / SML Thank You

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PREF Magazine, a french, bimonthly gay oriented magazine publishes photos from the Kiss series in their March/April 2010 issue (No. 37).

Cover

PREF Magazine No 37: March/April 2010 Issue: Cover / 20100328.7D.05289 / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

Contributors: pp 6-7

Goodies. Now I have a bio in French!

PREF Magazine No 37: March/April 2010 Issue: pp.6-7 / 20100328.7D.05293 / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

Spread: pp 92-93

PREF Magazine No. 37: March/April 2010 Issue: pp 92-93 / 20100328.7D.05293 / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

Kiss: Ryan Gilbert + Michael Correntte / 20100117.7D.02106.P1.L1.SQ.BW / SML

Kiss: Ryan Gilbert + Michael Correntte / 20100117.7D.02106.P1.L1.SQ.BW / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

Spread: pp 94-95

PREF Magazine No. 37: March/April 2010 Issue: pp 94-95 / 20100328.7D.05301 / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

Kiss: Matthew Ossenfort + Jeffrey Denke / 20100117.7D.02081.P1.L1.SQ.BW / SML

Kiss: Matthew Ossenfort + Jeffrey Denke / 20100117.7D.02081.P1.L1.SQ.BW / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

Special thanks to Ryan Gilbert + Michael Correntte + Matthew Ossenfort + Jeffrey Denke who were so kind to kiss in front of my camera! Also much thanks to the editor in chief at PREF for this wonderful opportunity.

Go Creative Commons! SML Thank You! ^_<

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Collection Debut at Eyebeam NYC

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The Fairytale Fashion Collection uses technology to create magical clothing in real life. Electronics, mechanical engineering, and mathematics are used to create clothing with blooming flowers, changing colors and transforming shapes.

Diana Eng, Fairytale Fashion / Eyebeam Open Studios: Fall 2009 / 20091023.10D.55465.P1.L1.SQ.BW / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

I first learned about this project by Diana Eng (Twitter / Wikipedia) at Eyebeam's Open Studios last year. As a designer + technologist, I actively seek out people working on things that infuses art + science. And so when Diana told me that her collection's debut at the Eyebeam Art and Technology Center in New York, I was more than delighted to check her out.

The Collection

Research and development for the Fairytale Fashion collection are shared online at FairytaleFashion.org as an educational tool that teaches about science, math, and technology through fashion. Fairytale Fashion was created with the support of Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, the leading not-for-profit art and technology center in the United States.

A total of nine looks were showcased on the runway on February 24th, 2010, and some of them will be available for purchase on March 1st at DianaEng.com.

1. EL Wire Dress. Aqua silk chiffon organically draped dress edge with electroluminescent wire controlled by an accelerometer. Circuit boards are housed in 3-D printed neck piece.

EL Wire Dress, Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show at Eyebeam NYC / 20100224.7D.03492.P1.L1.C23 / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

EL Wire Dress, Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show at Eyebeam NYC / 20100224.7D.03549.P1.L1 / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

EL Wire Dress, Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show at Eyebeam NYC / 20100224.7D.03571 / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

2. Deployable Hoodie. Red wood silk hoodie with Miura Ori structure pleat pattern to help the hood collapse small and open big.

Deployable Hoodie, Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show at Eyebeam NYC / 20100224.7D.03496.P1.L1.C23 / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

Deployable Hoodie, Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show at Eyebeam NYC / 20100224.7D.03498.P1.L1.SQ / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

Deployable Hoodie, Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show at Eyebeam NYC / 20100224.7D.03499.P1.L1.C23.BW / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

3. Twinkle Dress and Twinkle Cardigan. LED circuits are hand embroidered with silverized thread and a custom sewable circuit board Twinkle Pad, developed specially for the Fairytale Fashion Collection. Twinkle Dress's removable grey silk chiffon twinkle pad circuit overlays washable black cotton American Apparel dreww. Twinkle Cardigan's removable black wool melton shoulder patches overlay a cotton sweater.

Twinkle Dress and Twinkle Cardigan + EL Wire Dress, Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show at Eyebeam NYC / 20100224.7D.03565.P1.L1.SQ / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

Twinkle Dress and Twinkle Cardigan, Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show at Eyebeam NYC / 20100224.7D.03505.P1.L1.C23 / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

Twinkle Dress and Twinkle Cardigan, Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show at Eyebeam NYC / 20100224.7D.03500.P1.L1.C23 / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

4. Cameo. Peach silk organza edged with electroluminescent wire. Circuit boards are housed in 3-D printed Cameo.

Cameo, Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show at Eyebeam NYC / 20100224.7D.03513.P1.L1.C23 / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show at Eyebeam NYC / 20100224.7D.03591.P1.C45 / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

Twinkle Skirt + Cameo, Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show at Eyebeam NYC / 20100224.7D.03551.P1.L1 / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

5. Twinkle Skirt. LED circuits are hand embroidered with silverized thread and a custom sewable circuit board Twinkle Pad, developed specially for the Fairytale Fashion Collection.

Twinkle Skirt, Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show at Eyebeam NYC / 20100224.7D.03521.P1.L1.C23 / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

Twinkle Skirt, Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show at Eyebeam NYC / 220100224.7D.03554.P1.L1.C23 / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

Twinkle Skirt, Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show at Eyebeam NYC / 20100224.7D.03518.P1.L1.C23 / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

6. Puff Sleeve Jacket. Lavender cotton canvas jacket with deployable structure pleated sleeves.

Puff Sleeve Jacket, Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show at Eyebeam NYC / 20100224.7D.03557.P1.L1 / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

7. Inflatable Dress. Cream silk chiffon, draped over plastic inflatables and white silk flowers.

Inflatable Dress, Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show at Eyebeam NYC / 20100224.7D.03580.P1.L1.BW / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

Inflatable Dress, Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show at Eyebeam NYC / 20100224.7D.03528.P1.L1.C23 / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

Inflatable Dress, Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show at Eyebeam NYC / 20100224.7D.03530.P1.L1.C23 / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

Inflatable Dress, Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show at Eyebeam NYC / 20100224.7D.03582.P1.L1 / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

8. EL Wire Coat. White silk organza illuminated by EL wire patterns beneath which are controlled by an accelerometer.

Floating Dreams Dress + EL Wire Coat, Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show at Eyebeam NYC / 20100224.7D.03559.P1.L1.C23 / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

9. Floating Dreams Dress.

Floating Dreams Dress, Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show at Eyebeam NYC / 20100224.7D.03534.P1.L1.C23 / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

Floating Dreams Dress, Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show at Eyebeam NYC / 20100224.7D.03539.P1.L1.C23.BW / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

Circuit Bending Orchestra

In typical geek fashion, the music accompanying the show was no other than a circuit-bending orchestra made up of team members: Lara Grant, Sarah Grant, Peter Kirn and Matt Ganucheau.

Circuit Bending Orchestra: Lara Grant at Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show, Eyebeam NYC / 20100224.7D.03621.P1.L1.SQ.BW / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

Circuit Bending Orchestra: Peter Kirn + Matt Ganucheau + Lara Grant, Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show at Eyebeam NYC / 20100224.7D.03474.P1.L1.C45.BW / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

Circuit Bending Max/MSP, Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show at Eyebeam NYC / 20100224.7D.03474.P1.L1.C45.BW / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

In fact here's a video of Lara Grant explaining to me how this all works:

SML 720p HD Simulcast: Flickr / Vimeo / YouTube

About Diana Eng

Diana Eng is a fashion designer who specializes in technology, math, and science. Her designs range from inflatable clothing to fashions inspired by mechanical engineering. She is a designer from Bravo’s Emmy nominated TV show, Project Runway season 2 and author of Fashion Geek: Clothes, Accessories, Tech. Diana is cofounder of NYC Resistor hacker group. Diana is currently a resident artist at Eyebeam.

Diana Eng, Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show at Eyebeam NYC / 20100224.7D.03545.P1.L1.C23 / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

Extra, Extra!

Hilary Mason (Facebook / Twitter), a computer science professor with a background in machine learning, data mining, and web applications, tends the lighting control. She is currently on sabbatical to explore real-world implementations of these technologies.

Hilary Mason (Lighting), Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show at Eyebeam NYC / 20100224.7D.03491.P1.L1.C23 / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

Gadget Galore at the press section:

Press Section Gadget Galore, Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show at Eyebeam NYC / 20100224.7D.03482.P1.L1.SQ / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

Twinkling Backstage. The backstage literally lights up because of all the electroluminescent wires and Twinkle Pads.

Twinkling Backstage, Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show at Eyebeam NYC / 20100224.7D.03564.P1.L1 / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

Last but not least, SML Me with Diana!

Diana Eng + SML, Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show at Eyebeam NYC / 20100224.7D.03600.P1.L1.SQ / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)