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Carl Wiens
Something up my sleeve
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'Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.'

- Mark Twain
Technology is becoming more and more integrated into our daily lives. We are connected in more ways (good and bad) than ever before. Pick up your phone, take a picture, text your friends and check your email. Soon you can wear your tech, too. Your necktie could remind you when you are late for a meeting.
Is your clothing in need of an upgrade?
Radcliffe Institue for Advanced Study at Harvard is hosting a symposium 'smart clothing' in November:
Radcliffe’s annual science symposium will focus on “smart clothes” and the science of designing materials that improve and protect lives. Experts in biology, design, engineering, materials science, medicine, and nanotechnology will address a variety of topics, including digital fabrication, soldier-centric technologies, smart materials and biology, wearable technology, and the future of innovative substances.
Sounds intriguing --I would love to sit in on some of these sessions.


I was asked to creat this identity image for the poster and promotional items for the conference. Designer Jessica Brilli gave me the call on this. Thanks, Jess!
I developed a number of sketches, the first more mechanical in nature, we decied to go with an androgynous figure. Here are a few iterations of the concept. I love to work on these, and it takes some finesse to get the right balance.
Left one is a little too manly, the right is a bit to sci-fi steampunk.
Symposium website here



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