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Smart Fabrics 2010

This year I am honored to be presenting a workshop and talk at the Smart Fabrics conference in Miami, FL. Smart Fabrics is THE premier event for everyone interested in applications, marketing, design, development, curation, and manufacturing of smart or advanced textiles. Smart fabrics are textiles that are woven or embedded with advanced properties. Examples are sports bras that can detect your heart rate, solar energy gathering pants, and soft switches for controlling your MP3 player from your jacket. There are many more amazing sci-fi sounding applications being developed, who says we have to wait for the future? It seems to me the future is now. 

Smart Fabrics 2010

April 14 - 16 in Miami, Florida

Conrad Miami Hotel

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SXSW: Duh...Its Like Tech for Girls Continued...

[Above: Syuzi and Alison meeting for the first time at Maker Faire in 2006]

After four years, Syuzi Pakhchyan and I were finally able to get together and host our own talk about girls in technology. The talk was called “Duh… Its Like Tech for Girls <3" and it was presented as a core converation at SXSW Interactive 2010. We were joined by many audience members, who were passionate about igniting that tech spark in girls, teens, and women.

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Erica Glasier's Survival Tips for the Fashionable SXSW Gal!

Fashioning Technology and Switch are Joining Forces at SXSWi 2010

Syuzi Pakhchyan of Fashioning Technology and I are joining forces at SXSW and hosting a session called “Duh…It’s Like Tech for Girls <3.” Here is the information: 

Duh ... It's Like Tech for Girls <3

SXSW Interactive, Austin, TX

Monday, March 15, 11am, ACC 7

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TED Conference 2010 Underway

Hi all, Alison is away right now in California to attend the annual TED (Technology, Education, Design) Conference. It is an amazing event that "bring[s] together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes)." You can keep up with what is happening at TED through its official blog and the #TED conversations on Twitter.

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Kicking off the Web 2.0 Conference with New York Ignite, November 16th

Tomorrow night, November 16th, I have 5 minutes and 20 slides to share everything I know about creating a tech savvy DIY for a non-techy crafter. Can I do it? You’ll have to tune in find out. 

Ignite NYC VII

When: 11/16, starting @7PM
Where: New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street
What: 15 five minute presentations that geeks and techies will love
Admission: FREE

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The road to collaborative fashion design

Tonight at 6.30 PM EST Benedikta and Nora of BurdaStyle.com are giving a talk in the “Networked Design” Series at Parsons, organized by the ASS Graphic Design department. The talk will be on “The road to collaborative fashion design." Don't miss it! If your not able to pass by? Watch the live stream of the event.

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BurdaStyle is a stylish open source community website with free fashion patterns, examples, and contests for people who sew. There is a very supportive member community and for inspiration be sure to see the member uploaded photos.

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McQueen's 2010 Under Water Fashion Odyssey

 

Photo via: coutorture

"Although there was nothing to show McQueen breaking out from his set design mold, the way he's embracing new computer technologies and the drama of the moving image puts him at the leading edge of change."

- Sarah Mower of Style.com

Alexander McQueen's Spring 2010 show was BEAUTIFUL! Mind you, I never have too many bad things to say about McQueen barring the Fall 2009 clown hubcap look, but I do think this season was exceptionally inspirational. The wild snake like video imagery, alien and insect digital prints, and the use of the camera as part of the stage and backdrop made the technology an integral part of the performance. The moving video cameras, which caught the audience as well as the clothes and models, kept my focus and told my eyes where to look next. This heightened experience from the cameras allowed detailed imagery of the clothing to be displayed upon the huge LED screen backdrop and made the cameras seem like characters themselves. 

Photos of the Spring 2010 Collection are gathered from www.style.com, www.kanyeuniversecity.com, nymag.com, www.style.com, and F&Art

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Fashion Camp NYC 2009

Alison will be at Fashion Camp in NYC this weekend, September 12th and 13th.

Fashioncamp is an event where fashion-lovers from all over the fashion-map come together to talk about the future of fashion in a relaxed environment. It follows the format of a “barcamp”, a popular event in the tech community where people get together to share what they think is cool and to network. Find out more and get FREE tickets here.

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