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Hilary Mason (Lighting), Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show at Eyebeam NYC / 20100224.7D.03491.P1.L1.C23 / SML | by See-ming Lee (SML)
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Hilary Mason (Lighting), Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show at Eyebeam NYC / 20100224.7D.03491.P1.L1.C23 / SML

Hilary Mason tends the lighting control for her friend Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show held at Eyebeam in New York City.




Hilary Mason is a computer science professor with a background in machine learning, data mining, and web applications. She is currently on sabbatical to explore real-world implementations of these technologies.


She is widely published and regularly speaks at academic and industry conferences, and recently realized her dream of delivering a talk on algorithms while drinking a dry ice martini. She is an enthusiastic developer and often releases code on her personal site,


She is currently a research scientist at Bitly and Research Professor at Johnson & Wales University.




Fairytale Fashion Show


7pm - 9pm



Diana Eng presented the Fairytale Fashion Collection in a technology fashion show on Wed., February 24, 7PM, at Eyebeam. Models hit the runway while an orchestra of circuit bending DJ’s create music from hacked video game consoles.


The Fairytale Fashion Collection uses technology to create magical clothing in real life. Electronics, mechanical engineering, and mathematics are used to create clothing with blooming flowers, changing colors and transforming shapes. Research and development for the Fairytale Fashion collection are shared online at as an educational tool that teaches about science, math, and technology through fashion. Fairytale Fashion was created with the support of Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, the leading not-for-profit art and technology center in the United States.


Diana Eng is a fashion designer who specializes in technology, math, and science. Her designs range from inflatable clothing to fashions inspired by mechanical engineering. She is a designer from Bravo’s Emmy nominated TV show, Project Runway season 2 and author of Fashion Geek: Clothes, Accessories, Tech. Diana is cofounder of NYC Resistor hacker group. Diana is currently a resident artist at Eyebeam.


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Taken on February 24, 2010