Inspired by the work of philosopher Rudolf Steiner, Carrie Mae Rose, presents her project “Bodycrowns,” a collaboration with Dr. Dan Steingart of Princeton University, exploring poetic models of future garments that are supposed to assist the transition from terrestrial to solar species.
Carrie and Seingard’s series are sculptures that integrate technology to visualize the movement of subtle electrical circulations around the physical body and how they interact with the breath and other unseen forces.
According to the designer, the key to fast-forwarding to this future lies in the collaborations between technologists and artists and designers working in the fashion industry.
When asked where wearable technology was headed, she replies, “It’s all about creating the superhuman.”
Recently, a global market intelligence research company reported that the wearable technology market was worth more than $2.5 billion in 2012 and is expected to grow to over $8 billion by 2018.
The Eyebeam program, which offers grants to artist/designer and scientist/technologist teams to explore the “what if,” is primed to take advantage of this potentially lucrative trend.
Adres: Eyebeam Art and Technology Centre 540 W 21st St, New York, NY 10011