Announcing CODAME LABS
Photo by Martin Svoboda
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — February 22, 2016 — CODAME, a leading organization producing cutting edge experiences at the intersection of art and technology, announces today the launch of CODAME Labs. Located in downtown San Francisco, the new dedicated research and development studio will focus on collaborative innovation through CODAME’s curated network of local and international artists, engineers, architects, fashion designers, scientists, and major tech companies to accelerate the field of art and technology.
CODAME Labs will be lead by Creative Director, renowned Dutch designer, Anouk Wipprecht, whose key focus is to make fashion ahead of her time, combining the latest in science and technology to create an experience that transcends appearances. Partnering with companies such as Intel, Autodesk, Google, Microsoft, Cirque Du Soleil, Audi, and 3D printing company Materialise she researches how our future would look as we continue to embed technology into what we wear.
“CODAME Labs is a place where hardware gets tested, robotics get styled, and electronic textiles get crafted in order to make a push for a new generation of devices that is not handheld — but wearable or even omnipresent living around us. Having access to the newest gadgets and tools including 3D scanners, 3D printers, VR, microcontrollers, and tiny sensor modules, CODAME Labs is determined to playfully produce amazing projects around the clock” says Wipprecht.
Founder, Bruno Fonzi says, “We are excited to expand CODAME with the launch of CODAME Labs. With Anouk bringing her expertise in the fashion and wearable technology, this will be an incredible year and we are looking forward to seeing what prototypes the lab inspires our artists to create. With our partnerships with some of Silicon Valley’s leading tech companies, this is an incubator that will drive innovation in the art and tech space.”
CODAME Labs is now seeking proposals from San Francisco bay-area based and international designers, artists, engineers and technologists with a taste for fashion and an urge to create innovative projects around the theme of “INTERFACE” by taking a look into new interactions we can have with the world around us on the topic of Fashion-Tech. Current participants include renowned and forward thinking artists such as Tiffany Trenda, Behnaz Farahi, Ricardo O’Nascimento, Valerie Lamontagne, Alex Murray-Leslie of Chicks on Speed; futuristic fashion labels like Elecktro Couture and Sensoree, and many more.
Propose a project at codame.com/pages/call-for-proposals and join this incredible collective.
This powerful lineup of researchers, emerging talent, designers and tech pioneers will be in partnership with some of the most forward-thinking companies in the Bay Area and beyond. CODAME has a history of partnering with technology companies to bring funding to artists and community recognition to brands. CODAME Labs will offer additional sponsorship opportunities that include lectures, workshops, space at our ART+TECH Festival and Labs project collaboration.
For more information on how to get involved as a sponsor, visit: codame.com/pages/partners-sponsorship-enquiry
CODAME produces ART+TECH projects and events that inspire through experience while embracing innovation through design, creativity, and collaboration between artists and technologists.
Since 2009, Codame has been going strong in building 50+ projects in collaboration with their 200+ tech artists collective around the globe, producing over 60 events. Honing in on the surrounding diverse communities, CODAME ART+TECH continues to embrace and showcase creative collaborations in the arts, technology, design, music, dance, data visualization, creative coding and innovation, using these avenues to broaden our horizon.
CODAME has a highly engaged community of 20k and growing top-industry engineers, designers and artists. CODAME has received support from tech companies such as Google, Salesforce, GitHub, Box, Adobe, Rackspace, Unity, BlackBerry, Shopify, Mozilla, Autodesk, and Organic, as well as upcoming startups like CoreOS, Retronyms, and Chartio.
They are fiscally sponsored by “Intersection for the Arts” a 501(c)(3) non profit organization.