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Fashion Event Focuses on Technology and Social Issues at SIGGRAPH in San Diego

Who: SIGGRAPH 2007 will bring an estimated 25,000 computer graphics and interactive technology professionals from six continents to San Diego, California, USA for the industry's most respected technical and creative programs focusing on fashion, research, science, art, animation, gaming, interactivity, education, and the web from 5-9 August, 2007 in San Diego.

What: "Unravel" - A living exhibition of fashion that features innovative and experimental works in computational and conceptual couture, socially conscious fashion, science inspired form, and new technology in textiles.

When: Monday, 6 August, 2007, 8:30 pm - midnight

Where: On Broadway, 615 Broadway, San Diego - Open to the public, but requires conference registration and identification.

Why: "Unravel" brings together the works of international designers and artists who are seeking to redefine the notion of 'wearable'. Fashion has been historically known as a form of personal expression. "Unravel" takes that expression to the next level by allowing the wearer to also interact with their environment.

Photo or Video Opportunities Include:

  • kameraflage - A display technology that is invisible to the naked eye, yet is visible when imaged with a digital camera. By integrating kameraflage into garments, a new level of expression is enabled for people who are limited by dress codes or those who simply wish to add an interactive element to their wardrobe. Also, kameraflage can be used as "electronic makeup" that can protect a wearer's identity in today's camera saturated world by discreetly disrupting the features required by electronic face-finding and face-recognizing systems.

  • Solar Bikini - A solar film bikini that charges portable music devices. The suit is a custom made bikini swimsuit retrofitted with 1-inch x 4-inch photovoltaic film strips sewn together in series with conductive thread. The cells terminate in a 5-volt regulator into a USB connection.

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