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Published on Dec 4, 2014
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Textile “alchemist” Lauren Bowker has created an ink that changes colour based on the environment. She impregnates her dye into fabric and feathers, then constructs clothing and sculpture that reacts to chemicals in the atmosphere.
Founder of T H E U N S E E N Lauren Bowker- Having graduated from the Manchester School of Art with the award winning Carbon emission sensing ink PdCl2, went on to study printed textiles at the Royal College of Art London; where she developed further multi-sensory chromic colour-change inks. Portrayed to the world through provoking pieces, magic materials and extraordinary experiences. Welcomed amongst the materials industry from aeronautics to couture under the name PHNX.
Since then Lauren has exhibited world wide from Paris Fashion week to The Royal Academy of Engineering, the Barbican and the Victoria & albert museum. With frequent acknowledgement spanning notable Wired Magazine to fashion focused Dazed and Confused. Receiving numerous awards for her imagination and innovation along the way. Lauren sits on the Board for the European Council for the Internet of Things.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)