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What I'm working on...

Planning for 2019

As 2018 winds down I’m beginning to plan projects and events for new year and beyond. My current event schedule:

SXSW Interactive

I will be co-presenting Fashion Hacking for Augmented Identity with friend and collaborator Mary West as part of the Style & Retail track at SXSW 2019. Stay tuned for the session date and location.

Bay Area Maker Faire

I’m hoping to travel once more to Bay Area Maker Faire in May with some new projects. I had a ton of fun this year with my color changing fairy costume!

Have an event you’d like to see me at? Drop me a line using the contact form on my Workshops page.

 

 

Wireless Magic Wand and Color Changing Costume

I'm creating a collection of connected color changing costume pieces, inspired by the scene in Disney's Sleeping Beauty where Aurora's fairy godmothers are fighting over the color of her gown. A 'magic wand' with an embedded color sensor broadcasts its readings wirelessly to a dress and headpiece.

It's still a prototype with some work to be done on finalizing code and finishing touches, but I wore the outfit for my office Halloween party and it was a hit! The wand and headpiece are up and running, but I'm still working on the final details of the dress, which has LEDs embedded seamlessly with the beading detail on the bodice. Stay tuned for more updates!

Hardware in the Wand:

Hardware in the Headpiece: