The Met Gala and Manus x Machina Exhibit

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You might have heard that the Met Gala happened earlier this month (the first Monday in May!). The theme for this year’s gala, and the corresponding Costume Institute exhibit, was “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.” Several celebrities and designers went all out with the tech side of the theme and created couture gowns with embedded wearable technology. I wanted to take a closer look at some of the tech used in creating these gowns.

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iMiniSkirt by CuteCircuit, Interactive LED Skirt, Cultural Coding


On Thursday, the CODED_COUTURE exhibit opened at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery. Of course, the exhibit had me at “wearable technology,” but I found the content curation around the idea of four types of coding to be interesting also! See below for some of my highlights.

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Thoughts on the NYU ITP Department

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Have you heard of the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) within NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts? The department offers a 2 year graduate degree: Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.).  Here is their description of the program:

ITP is a two-year graduate program located in the Tisch School of the Arts whose mission is to explore the imaginative use of communications technologies — how they might augment, improve, and bring delight and art into people’s lives. Perhaps the best way to describe us is as a Center for the Recently Possible.

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3D Print Show

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I visited the 3D Print Show at Center 548 in Chelsea Sunday, April 19th. The show was part of a larger 3D print week in NYC at the Javits Center, which, according to 3dprint and MecklerMedia, was the largest 3D printing show in the world.