Startup Founders and Designers Panel – A top-level view of how art and design, technology and other cultural signifiers translate into fashion, fashion design and the design of wearable technology.
6:00-6:45pm - Reception and Demo
6:45-7:45pm - Wearable Tech product presentations w/ Jinsoo An, Fashion Discovery Labs
7:45-9:00pm - Wearable Tech panel w/ Alison Lewis of Switch Embassy, Marc Levinson of Protos Eyewear, Jinsoo An of Deutch LA and James Blaha of Diplopia Game, moderated by Robert Burns Nixon of WearTechCon & SXSW Accelerator
9:00-9:30pm - Q&A with Wearable Tech panel
9:30-10pm - Networking
#WEARTECHCON is a think tank group for wearable tech professionals, industrial designers, R&D groups, entrepreneurs, VC's and enthusiasts to engage in the wearable tech field through forums, expositions, product presentations and workshops. Product engineers/designers, 3D printing professionals, Glass developers, Android Wear developers, researchers, makers, gamers, crafters, tinkerers, inventors, gadget creators and/or tech artists engaged with mixed prototyping to converge fashion & technology who add digital dimension to their works by fusing advanced materials such as etextiles or smart fabrics, wearable computers, robotics, virtual reality, circuitries, ambient intelligence and clothing technology for practical applications of augmented reality, bio-mimicry, performance enhancements and the development of future directions for wearable design and creative tech industry.
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WEARABLE TECH PANEL SPEAKERS:
Sabine Seymour is a designer, entrepreneur, and researcher, known for her research and publications in the realms of fashionable technology and design. Her book publications include Fashionable Technology, The Intersection of Design, Fashion, Science, and Technology in 2008 and Functional Aesthetics, Visions in Fashionable Technology in 2010. In addition to her research, she has curated exhibitions around the world at Ars Electronica, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, Smart Fabrics, ISEA, etc., and serves as a jury member for multiple renowned international institutions and conferences.
SABINE SEYMOUR / Designer, Researcher, Entrepreneur / Moondial
Alison Lewis CEO and creative director, Alison is a celebrated fashion technologist for over 10 years. She has dedicated her life to seamlessly merging the magic of technology with the beauty and craftsmanship of fashion and design.
ALISON LEWIS / CEO & Creative Director / Switch Embassy
Marc Levinson studied Industrial Design at California College of the Arts. He's went on to design for a number of companies including Hewlett Packard, Ritz-Carlton, F5 Networks and Intel. Marc is now Co-founder and principal of the venture design firm, SECTOR. He is also Co-founder and CEO of Protos Eyewear, a company that uses cutting edge 3D printing technology to create custom tailored fit products.
MARC LEVINSON / CEO / Protos Eyewear
Jinsoo An is a Designer & Researcher, he designs how people see, feel, touch and hear by deconstructing behavior, thought process, culture and environment. He has worked with over 40 brands and his work has been featured on PSFK, TechCrunch, Mashable, among others. Outside of his work, he has collaborated with UCLA Suprastudio, Interaction Design Association and LA Game Space to help foster wearable technology and novel experiences. Jinsoo has recently opened Kokiri Lab, a hackerspace for wearables located in Downtown Los Angeles.
JINSOO AN / Designer & Researcher / Deutsch LA
James Blaha is the CEO and co-founder at Diplopia Game, Owner at DogeAPI.com and LeapGamer.com, and Web Designer at Oxavi Web Design. "I want to make the world a better place by helping people improve their vision. I am starting with lazy eye."
JAMES BLAHA / CEO & Co-Founder / Diplopia Game
Robert Burns Nixon [Moderator] is CFO and Board of Directors at San Francisco Fashion and Merchants Alliance, Inc (SFFAMA INC), FASHION+TECH Media LLC, WEARTECHCON Conference, and RETAIL+TECH Summit | Board of Advisors at SXSW ACCELERATOR 2014 and SXSW V2Venture| Planning Committee at AIGA SF Design Week | Executive Producer at SAN FRANCISCO FASHION WEEK™ | Civic Ambassador at Mayor's Office of Civic Innovation, City and County of San Francisco. He has an AB, International Relations and Economics from Brown University’s Watson Institute and an MBA, New Ventures and Entrepreneurship from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.
ROBERT BURNS NIXON / CFO / SFFAMA Inc. & Fashion Tech Media LLC + Board of Advisors / SXSW Accelerator Program