Welcome!

API Journal Authors: Pete Waterhouse, Liz McMillan, Pat Romanski, Greg O'Connor, SearchStorage.com News

Blog Feed Post

EntreTech Forum Introduces Descience...the Fusion of Fashion Design and Science at The Doffie Studio.

Cambridge, MA, March 21, 2014 --(PR.com)-- EntreTech Forum introduces Descience...the Fusion of Fashion Design & Science, an Innovation Event at The Doffie Studio

Two disparate worlds collided in a very cool way as fashion and science came together on March 18th at the Doffie Studio in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Kicking off EntreTech’s “Innovation Series,” Descience unveiled their new design concept along with key members of the team behind this global initiative. The forum brought together a broad group of people from premier universities including MIT, Harvard, UMass and the Koch Institute.

Yuly Fuentes, the project’s Executive Director, led the Forum which explored the many similarities between the disciplines of science and design. She spoke passionately about her brainchild which she first conceived when attending MassArt’s Studio 621 fashion show last spring. The panelists included premier scientists and fashion designers who shared the collaborative process fueling inspiration for their new fashion designs. The climax of the evening was a fashion show that provided a “sneak peek” into the caliber of designs that will be showcased at the Descience Runway Event on September 29th at the MIT Media Lab.

Fuentes introduced Claire Jarvis, the Fashion Director, Isidora Valdés, Creative Business Director and Patricia Torregrosa, the Science Director, who weighed in by video from Stockholm where she is currently defending her PhD Thesis. Jarvis discussed how she and Torregrosa created a process by which scientists and designers could choose one another and collaborate to make a runway look that explores the images and concepts from the scientists’ work. Valdés set the stage for the coming runway show, promising that it would be an event to remember because “If we want people to fall in love with science, we have to attack all five senses.”

Additional panelists included scientist Eduardo Villablanca, an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School and Laura Indolfi, a PostDoc at MIT. Designers were represented by Carlos Villamil, whose designs focus on zero waste and sustainability. Indolfi and Villamil make up one of the 61 teams that are competing to win a $3,000 prize in September. Designer, Amanda Curtis, who is currently launching “The 19th Amendment” shared insights into her “Kickstarter for Fashion” project. Other “descientists” teams like the “The Hijackers”, comprised of scientist Cindy Lai and Kyley Smithers, were meeting in person for the first time at this event.

One of the event’s highlights was the window that was provided into the team’s creative process. The audience was treated to a slide of Vilamil’s sketchbook where, in the interest of communication, this biomedical researcher and fashion designer had created rough sketches explaining the science, the design and the construction of the look they will create for the Descience Runway. Particularly interesting to the designers was a new initiative by Jessica Cambry of “Weekender Education” which offers training in new 3D printing technologies.

The event closed with a fashion show featuring the work of Carlos Villamil and Amanda Curtis. Making full use of the incredibly beautiful studio, models descended from a loft staircase wearing high-impact gowns. Villamil’s gorgeous fuchsia creation stunned guests with an asymmetrical skirt and lots of leg which composed of discarded felt remnants. Curtis showcased a beautiful red number that called to mind an evil queen and a 1940’s femme fatale. The next Descience Event will take place on April 25th at 6 pm at the MIT Museum where they plan to take the Cambridge Science Festival by storm.

About Descience
Descience is a global initiative in which the world of scientific discovery offers inspiration for the innovative minds of fashion designers. Descience creates collaborations between designers and scientists and brings research to the runway, providing a platform both for emerging designers and for science. The project provides science with a new language and gives fashion a new source of inspiration which will culminate in the Descience 2014 Runway Event to take place in September. Partner and sponsorship opportunities are available.

www.fashiondescience.com
www.doffie.com
http://www.cambridgesciencefestival.org/2014Festival/2014ScheduleOfEvent...
www.entretech.org
#descienceforum

Photos can be found at:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BwcbEr3-EDYAWXFxZWphcF9jT1E&usp=...

Media Contact: Claire Jarvis, [email protected]
DeScience Initiative

Contact Information:
Market Leaders
Jan Rimmel
508-734-0714
Contact via Email
www.fashiondescience.com
Yuly Fuentes, the executive director on the project can be reached at 774-253-5012 or at [email protected].

Read the full story here: http://www.pr.com/press-release/548736

Press Release Distributed by PR.com

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By PR.com Newswire

PR.com is a unique website where companies can promote literally everything about their business and/or organization in a one-stop, all inclusive business marketplace. A cross between a public relations and advertising entity, PR.com is a directory of businesses, products and services, jobs and dynamic articles that include exclusive celebrity interviews. In addition, PR.com is one of the most effective and widely used press release distribution services on the Internet. With a full PR.com company profile, each business listed on PR.com has a powerful means by which to generate quality leads as well as gain worldwide and local exposure for all of their products, services and other business information. PR.com offers the best advantages of the Internet on one website.

@ThingsExpo Stories
One of the bewildering things about DevOps is integrating the massive toolchain including the dozens of new tools that seem to crop up every year. Part of DevOps is Continuous Delivery and having a complex toolchain can add additional integration and setup to your developer environment. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, Miko Matsumura, Chief Marketing Officer of Gradle Inc., will discuss which tools to use in a developer stack, how to provision the toolchain to minimize onboa...
Companies can harness IoT and predictive analytics to sustain business continuity; predict and manage site performance during emergencies; minimize expensive reactive maintenance; and forecast equipment and maintenance budgets and expenditures. Providing cost-effective, uninterrupted service is challenging, particularly for organizations with geographically dispersed operations.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interoute, owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 12 data centers, 14 virtual data centers and 31 colocation centers, with connections to 195 ad...
Join us at Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo 2016 – June 7-9 at the Javits Center in New York City and November 1-3 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – and deliver your unique message in a way that is striking and unforgettable by taking advantage of SYS-CON's unmatched high-impact, result-driven event / media packages.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management...
There will be new vendors providing applications, middleware, and connected devices to support the thriving IoT ecosystem. This essentially means that electronic device manufacturers will also be in the software business. Many will be new to building embedded software or robust software. This creates an increased importance on software quality, particularly within the Industrial Internet of Things where business-critical applications are becoming dependent on products controlled by software. Qua...
With an estimated 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020, several industries will begin to expand their capabilities for retaining end point data at the edge to better utilize the range of data types and sheer volume of M2M data generated by the Internet of Things. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Don DeLoach, CEO and President of Infobright, will discuss the infrastructures businesses will need to implement to handle this explosion of data by providing specific use cases for filte...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Avere delivers a more modern architectural approach to storage that doesn’t require the overprovisioning of storage capacity to achieve performance, overspending on expensive storage media for inactive data or the overbuilding of data centers ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Pythian, a global IT services company specializing in helping companies adopt disruptive technologies to optimize revenue-generating systems, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Founded in 1997, Pythian is a global IT services company that helps companies compete by adopting disruptive technologies such as cloud, Big Data, advanced analytics, and DevO...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Alert Logic, Inc., the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Alert Logic, Inc., provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for customers at a lower cost than traditional security solutions. Ful...
Fortunately, meaningful and tangible business cases for IoT are plentiful in a broad array of industries and vertical markets. These range from simple warranty cost reduction for capital intensive assets, to minimizing downtime for vital business tools, to creating feedback loops improving product design, to improving and enhancing enterprise customer experiences. All of these business cases, which will be briefly explored in this session, hinge on cost effectively extracting relevant data from ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that iDevices®, the preeminent brand in the connected home industry, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. iDevices, the preeminent brand in the connected home industry, has a growing line of HomeKit-enabled products available at the largest retailers worldwide. Through the “Designed with iDevices” co-development program and its custom-built IoT Cloud Infrastruc...
As enterprises work to take advantage of Big Data technologies, they frequently become distracted by product-level decisions. In most new Big Data builds this approach is completely counter-productive: it presupposes tools that may not be a fit for development teams, forces IT to take on the burden of evaluating and maintaining unfamiliar technology, and represents a major up-front expense. In his session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Andrew Warfield, CTO and Co-Founder of Coho Data, will dis...
The Quantified Economy represents the total global addressable market (TAM) for IoT that, according to a recent IDC report, will grow to an unprecedented $1.3 trillion by 2019. With this the third wave of the Internet-global proliferation of connected devices, appliances and sensors is poised to take off in 2016. In his session at @ThingsExpo, David McLauchlan, CEO and co-founder of Buddy Platform, will discuss how the ability to access and analyze the massive volume of streaming data from mil...
WebSocket is effectively a persistent and fat pipe that is compatible with a standard web infrastructure; a "TCP for the Web." If you think of WebSocket in this light, there are other more hugely interesting applications of WebSocket than just simply sending data to a browser. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Frank Greco, Director of Technology for Kaazing Corporation, will compare other modern web connectivity methods such as HTTP/2, HTTP Streaming, Server-Sent Events and new W3C event APIs ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Men & Mice, the leading global provider of DNS, DHCP and IP address management overlay solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. The Men & Mice Suite overlay solution is already known for its powerful application in heterogeneous operating environments, enabling enterprises to scale without fuss. Building on a solid range of diverse platform support,...
Eighty percent of a data scientist’s time is spent gathering and cleaning up data, and 80% of all data is unstructured and almost never analyzed. Cognitive computing, in combination with Big Data, is changing the equation by creating data reservoirs and using natural language processing to enable analysis of unstructured data sources. This is impacting every aspect of the analytics profession from how data is mined (and by whom) to how it is delivered. This is not some futuristic vision: it's ha...
Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE: SSNI) extended its Internet of Things technology platform with performance enhancements to Gen5 – its fifth generation critical infrastructure networking platform. Already delivering nearly 23 million devices on five continents as one of the leading networking providers in the market, Silver Spring announced it is doubling the maximum speed of its Gen5 network to up to 2.4 Mbps, increasing computational performance by 10x, supporting simultaneous mesh communic...
The cloud promises new levels of agility and cost-savings for Big Data, data warehousing and analytics. But it’s challenging to understand all the options – from IaaS and PaaS to newer services like HaaS (Hadoop as a Service) and BDaaS (Big Data as a Service). In her session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Hannah Smalltree, a director at Cazena, will provide an educational overview of emerging “as-a-service” options for Big Data in the cloud. This is critical background for IT and data profes...
With the Apple Watch making its way onto wrists all over the world, it’s only a matter of time before it becomes a staple in the workplace. In fact, Forrester reported that 68 percent of technology and business decision-makers characterize wearables as a top priority for 2015. Recognizing their business value early on, FinancialForce.com was the first to bring ERP to wearables, helping streamline communication across front and back office functions. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kevin Roberts...