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Heartbeat Dress at Studio64!

I am showcasing the Presence of Heart Dress for Studio64, a San Francisco Fashion Technology Event at Club Temple. If you can't make it, please be sure to check out the beauitful photos of the dress by Wonwoo Lee the heartbeat dress site: http://heartbeat.agentofpresence.com

Event Information: 

 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

San Francisco, CA

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Future Fashion Hack Workshop at eTech Ohio!

Think Project Runway is hard? Try hacking your clothes with technology in 6 hours!  

On February 1st, watch live as I challenge 14 fashion students from the Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center to hack their clothes with technology at eTech Ohio. With only 6 hours and no prior knowledge of technology, Juniors and Seniors will instruct and learn how to infuse technology such as conductive thread, fabric, fiber optics, wires, and sewable LEDs into garments.

The designs will be showcased on the catwalk prior to the keynote event on the 2nd. Don't Miss it!

If you want to keep up on the play by play action, be sure to follow the conference on Twitter @ohioetc

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BurdaStyle & Etsy Fashion Show/Contest

Switch is Looking for Interns

Switch Craft at CES MommyTech Fashion Show!

At 6:00 PM on Friday, January 7, at the Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas Switch Craft's very own Shiny Clutch hits the runway at the CES MommyTech Event! Find out more here: mommytechsummit.com

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Switch Craft at the Mozilla’s Drumbeat Science Fair November 3rd

 
The steady beat of open source learning has called me to beautiful Barcelona this week for Mozilla’s 2010 Drumbeat Festival.

I'll be speaking about the methodology behind Switch Craft and the empowering possibilities of fashion-based projects as an entry point for igniting that tech spark! 

Mozilla’s Science Faire

On Wednesday, November 3, 8:30 - 11pm

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Put A Ring On It! New, Pilot Show for WEtv!

Before leaving for Singularity University, I had the pleasure of shooting a new TV show for WEtv called "Put A Ring On It"

The show consists of me, as the Technology Expert; Diana Falzone, the Relationship Expert; and Thomas Henderson, the Stylist. Guys looking to propose to their girlfriends come to us and we help him create an unforgettable wedding proposal. 

In the pilot, we helped Michael surprise his girlfriend by freezing time while he proposed. I had to fight back the tears as I watched this moment happen in person. It was so sweet and I promise will brighten up your day! 

"Put a Ring On It" was produced and directed by Michael Krivicka and James L. Percelay at thinkmodo. 

The 7 minute pilot episode received 100,000 views on YouTube (watch) only one month after it was posted. Thousands of Facebook shares, hundreds of Twitter tweets, numerous articles & blog posts, and several TV news segments created a highly effective buzz for the show.

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I Heart Switch Is Making a Change for Summer 2010

*** UDATE: June 7, 2010: Great news! The Girls in Tech organization has agreed to collaborate on the Singular Blonde Project with Switch! More to information to come! ***

There is going to be a shift in the content of Switch over the summer of 2010. Instead of the usual DIY Projects and fashion tech posts, I will be sharing my life-changing experience as I attend Singularity University. (more on singularity here) The first article is already up and from now on all the posts related to this subject will be tagged “Singularity.”

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Heading to Signularity University - Need Your Support

I am off for 10-weeks to study at Singularity Unviversity starting June 19th. This is no small feat and I need your support in order to be able to document the experience.

Singularity University is on the NASA Ames Research Campus. The non-profit university, started by Dr. Peter Diamandis and Dr. Ray Kurzweil, is where the best minds from the fields of bio, nano, info, AI, and related technologies come together and work to solve some of humanity's grand challenges. These challenges include poverty, world hunger, water shortage, home energy, global warming, and an infinite number of other humanitarian needs. More on Singularity University can be found on the Singularity University website.

Being able to attend is going to be a life changing experience, but just going to the program isn't enough. There is an opportunity here for a great story about how a fashionable girl who likes art and design came to embrace computer science and technology. My journey could really help other women and girls see their potential.

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Smart Fabrics 2010 - Fabric Tilt Sensor

Hi Kittens!  I am getting ready for the Smart Fabrics Conference where I am holding a workshop in DIY electronic craft. This is a big event and I have not had time to post. Hopefully this DIY and video of the tilt/touch switch that I made for the workshop will keep you from having Switch withdrawal.

Here is how it works: The string of beads in the middle has a conductive bead on the end. This bead carries the power and as it turns and moves on the conductive fabric pieces the corresponding LEDs light up. Simple but powerful! What can you make with this idea? 

Materials:

  • conductive fabric
  • LED Sequins
  • regular craft beads
  • conductive thread
  • 3V battery holder
  • one large silver bead.

NOTE: In the video I had small silver beads and they didn't work too well, I added the larger one later.

 

Fabric Tilt Switch from iHeartSwitch on Vimeo.

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