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Imagine RIT exhibit: Smart Textiles

04/28/2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

View projects and prototypes from a class titled Smart Textiles that explore imagery on fabric that is “smart,” interactive or dynamic during the Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival. 

The “Smart Textiles” exhibit will on view in Gannett Hall, room 1290, throughout the festival, set for 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 28. The course is run by Shu Chang, the Melbert B. Cary Jr. Endowed Professor in the School of Media Sciences (SMS), Christine Heusner, SMS senior lecturer and graduate director, and Marla Schweppe, 3D digital design program chair.

Students created objects by using a variety of inks with different attributes, such as glow-in-the-dark, photochromic and thermochromic. Festivalgoers can interact with articles that incorporate hybrid printing processes with different inks, 3D printing and assembling of basic electronics to stretch the boundaries of creativity in fabric work.