Playable Fashion

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Computer hackers and fashion designers don’t usually have a lot in common. But this weekend at NYSCI, teenagers at the Playable Fashion workshop will be a little bit of both.

Twenty teens at the free, two-day workshop will learn how to hack a digital game and will design and create their own wearable, game controller glove. In the process, they’ll learn about sewing, circuits, switches, sensors and the digital tools needed to produce a video game. 

The program, a partnership between NYSCI, Eyebeam and the HIVE NYC Network, encourages a multidisciplinary approach to learning, covering skills in technology, fashion and video game design.

A mere glimpse at day one of World Maker Faire 2012.

Photos: Andrew Kelly

LOOK WHAT’S COMING TO WORLD MAKER FAIRE - RePlayGround helps you turn your trash into treasure.  At Maker Faire, they’ll show you how to make an upcycled pinwheel, and you can also see an in-person demo of how to make the fancy soda tab bracelet that Alyssa and Tiffany made in this Explainer TV video.

LOOK WHAT’S COMING TO WORLD MAKER FAIRE - Artist Erin Lewis presents some of her data-driven fashion pieces, including the Earthquake Skirt. Made of housing debris that rumbles and shakes with real-time seismological data from around the globe, the skirt’s vibrations are correlated to the intensity of the quakes.
See more of what’s coming to World Maker Faire here.

LOOK WHAT’S COMING TO WORLD MAKER FAIRE - Artist Erin Lewis presents some of her data-driven fashion pieces, including the Earthquake Skirt. Made of housing debris that rumbles and shakes with real-time seismological data from around the globe, the skirt’s vibrations are correlated to the intensity of the quakes.

See more of what’s coming to World Maker Faire here.