03 PM | 16 Jan

#Robotic #Spider #Fashion #Couture [#geekgirl]

This is going back a few years, but it still is pretty cool. A little early to be calling it retro, but just goes to show that fashion forward thinking has been around for a while now. Hopefully, arachnophobics will still enjoy the design. Then again, perhaps not :)

Exploration within the realms of robotic dresses; a spider dress gave birth. A cute little host creature created by fashiontech designer ANOUK WIPPRECHT and hacker & engineer DANIEL SCHATZMAYR – A prototype of a mechanic dress equipped with sensors indicators and controllers, created with the aim to give more power and ‘psychological thrills’ to the sugar sweet character that performative wearables often have. Sensoric, servo controlled, mechanic, microcontroller based and reacting//attacking upon approach, inspired by the game LIMBO.

Presented during VIVE LE ROBOTS / Cafe Neue Romance in Prague during the EU Robotics week NOVEMBER 2012 and prototyped during TEDX Vienna in collaboration with the ‘METALAB’ – Vienna’s famous hackerspace. And with the use of black plexiglass by EVONIK industries (Germany)

MOVIE CREDITS – model BARBORA RIHAK | make up artist LINDA CHUDOMELOVA | shot in PRAGUE, official photoshoot by MOJMIR BURES video shots and edit by Anouk Wipprecht

01 PM | 12 Jul

#Wearable #Technology and e-Textile Challenge: Science Week Submissions [#geekgirl]

National Science Week Callout

Wearable Technology and e-Textile Challenge

Women-in-Engineering Affinity Group Victorian Section would like to invite you to submit your designs for showcase at the National Science Week Energised Fashion runway and hands-on lab. They are looking for wearable technology designs in a number of domains including fashion, communications, entertainment, medical and healthcare, occupational health and safety. The designs will be judged and a total prize money of $500 and certificates will be presented to the best designs.

The competition is free to enter, but you are required to register your interest here: https://registration-of-interest.eventbrite.com.au

Contact  wie.victorian@ieee.org for any question or feedback.

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