Phi : Illuminated Design
PHI Illuminated Design is a new-media collective focusing on performance, wearable art, and wearable technology. Interested in the crossroads between art, fashion, and technology, PHI is constantly seeking methods and media that engage and empower cultural participants through technology.
Members Stacey Morgan and Kenzie Housego met while attending the Alberta Collage of Art and design, where they both received bachelors of fine art. They began collaborating in 2013 on a wearable tech collection Illuminated Vintage, which featured bright classic dress forms, and accessories, that all reacted to, sound, touch, movement, or the wearer’s heartbeat. PHI’s third member Sophie Amin join the collective in 2015 and brings to the team over 4 years of experience as an Electronics Technologist as well as a shared passion for leveraging new technological tools to facilitate visual expression and participant engagement. Since the 2014, PHI has had the opportunity to showcase their performative wearable art/tech collections nationally and internationally at Beakerhead festival in Calgary, Rome MakerFaire, MakerFaire Bay Area in California, Fashionwear New York, CES Vegas, Xiamen Fashion Week, China, CES ASIA, Shanghai, China, and at a two-week art residency in Shenzhen, China.
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