Fabricademy 2017


All lectures run on Tuesdays from 9AM to 11AM Boston time. This is 01:00PM GMT, check the World Clock if you are not sure.

State of the art, Project Management and Documentation

Tuesday, September 26th 2017

This class will introduce you to the Fabricademy topics and background and provide all the details on why and how document your work.

Class notes | Video

Digital Bodies

Tuesday, October 3rd 2017

This class introduces new digital tools that complement hand tools in order to design, represent, make and modify the human figure that can then be used as a canvas for creation.

Class notes | Video

Circular Open Source Fashion

Tuesday, October 10th 2017

In this class the lecture will outline the systems behind fashion and the textile industry, focusing on alternative systems such as circular fashion, agile fashion, open value chains.

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Bio Dyes and Biofabrics

Tuesday, October 17th 2017

This class will focus on exploring material and colouring alternatives to the current ones. Ranging from natural dyes, using pigments and bacteria, to material biofabrication. Local recipes of DIY materials

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E-Textiles and Wearables I

Tuesday, October 24th 2017

In this week’s course, students will be introduced to an overview of the field of electronic textiles, example works in the field as well as materials and technical developments that have made these projects possible. We will go into details on different techniques for making soft/flexible/fabric circuits.

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Computational Couture

Tuesday, October 31st 2017

In this seminar participants will explore computational design methods towards a new reinterpretation of cloths, garments and accessories for fashion design, inspired by a new digital design methodology.

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Textile as Scaffold

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

Technical textiles have various applications, among which agrotech, building, clothes, geotech, sports. In this class we will use textiles for composites, polymerisation, solidification, fabric formwork, crystallization, composites and biocomposites, agglomerates..

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Open source hardware: from fibers to fabric

Tuesday, November 14th 2017

The class explores the open source hardware field in general and focuses on its potential in the area of textile. How to update obsolete machines for producing textile? How to take advantage of digital fabrication and open source technology to come up with an open source machine for knitting, weaving and invent new techniques.

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E-Textiles and Wearables II

Tuesday, November 21st 2017

This second class on the topic of wearables and e-textiles will provide a more advanced coverage on soft sensors and actuators and programming interactions

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Implications and applications

Tuesday, November 28th 2017

Recent developments in electronics, software programming and service design are shaking the current notions of what a textile is. Societal trends like a renewed interest in crafts, the need for a sustainable mass production system and the emergence of personalization are reshaping the way the fashion system works.

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Soft robotics

Tuesday, December 5th 2017

This class will focus in the study of a specific field in robotics, the soft robotics. Unlike rigid robots we are mostly used to, soft bodied robots have similarities and performance characteristics similar to living organisms or the human body.

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Skin electronics

Tuesday, December 12th 2017

In the same way that the wearables industry is integrating fashion practices in their development, we envision new partnerships between the biotech/tech companies and skin professionals such as makeup artists…

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Final Projects Pitch

Tuesday, December 19th 2017

Mid Term Review on final Projects Proposal with Neil Gershenfeld


Midterm Review

Tuesday, February 8th 2018

Mid Term Review on final Projects Proposal with Neil Gershenfeld



March 27 & 29 2018

Here you can find the repository of the final projects of Fabricademy 2017-18!

Final Projects | Video

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