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Published on Feb 27, 2010
Lara Grant, part of the circuit bending orchestra for Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show held at Eyebeam NYC. Through various hacks and circuit bending techniques, Lara's sewing machine trigger signals that is then fed onto laptops running MAX/MSP to produce the final soundtrack for the runway. Other team members of the orchestra are Peter Kirn and Matt Ganucheau.
Lara and Sarah are a sisterly team with interests in physical computing, electronic textiles, controller design and signal processing.
Lara has a background in fashion and textile design and is currently studying at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program. Sarah has a background in visual arts, programming and sound design. She is also an alumni of NYU ITP.
Fairytale Fashion Show 2010-02-24 7pm - 9pm Eyebeam
Diana Eng presented the Fairytale Fashion Collection in a technology fashion show on Wed., February 24, 7PM, at Eyebeam. Models hit the runway while an orchestra of circuit bending DJs create music from hacked video game consoles.
The Fairytale Fashion Collection uses technology to create magical clothing in real life. Electronics, mechanical engineering, and mathematics are used to create clothing with blooming flowers, changing colors and transforming shapes. Research and development for the Fairytale Fashion collection are shared online at FairytaleFashion.org as an educational tool that teaches about science, math, and technology through fashion. Fairytale Fashion was created with the support of Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, the leading not-for-profit art and technology center in the United States.
Diana Eng is a fashion designer who specializes in technology, math, and science. Her designs range from inflatable clothing to fashions inspired by mechanical engineering. She is a designer from Bravos Emmy nominated TV show, Project Runway season 2 and author of Fashion Geek: Clothes, Accessories, Tech. Diana is cofounder of NYC Resistor hacker group. Diana is currently a resident artist at Eyebeam.