I have always been wowed by Kitty’s super cool projects, which have been featured by many media, such as Hackster.io, Women of Wearables Blog, CODAME Art + Tech Festival, HDDG 31 Supplyframe San Francisco, Style Engineers Worldwide, Make: magazine, Silicon Valley Insight, and Synchronized Chaos etc.
And I have been wondering how Kitty manages to master the knowledge and skills in so many different areas, including scientific research, engineering, wearables, graphic novels, music, painting, and fashion design! Is she a superwoman?!
Kitty describes herself as a renaissance woman in the 21st century! She has always been wondering “wouldn’t it be nice if the world had… wouldn’t people be happier?” Believing that being an engineer and artist may help, Kitty lives her life out as a prolific maker/ engineer/ artist/ designer who creates creative works that express her thoughts and inspire others!
Let’s have a look at Kitty’s works!
Helena - a wearable piece designed by Kitty
Helena is a dress designed by Kitty, that uses Intel Curie accelerometer on TinyTILE and its small form factor to control colors of the optical fibers with arm movements.
Intel Curie Pattern Matching Dress
A dress with Curie's pattern matching engine on Arduino101 to control the embedded LEDs, which makes constellations show up on the dress.
Solar-Powered Tech Fashion
This outfit has a solar panel on the shoulder which can charge a 5V device, like a phone, a speaker, a portable charger, etc. through USB.
Kitty & her projects have been featured on Make: Magazine
A renaissance woman in the 21st century
Everyone is a unicorn?!
Kitty has also started her graphic novel series, where she expresses her meaning of life through her own drawings and narratives of the story.
Would like to know what story she is telling in her novel? Have a sneak peak of her graphic novel!
Are your intrigued by this small excerpt? Would love to follow the story? You can read the latest updates on Kitty’s website: www.artbyphysicistkittyyeung.com.
Kitty plays harp as well as the piano!
War and Peace
Starry Night Shirt
After seeing all these amazing creations, I bet you must be as eager as me to meet the maker behind these projects! Hugh news! We’ve invited Kitty to come to x.factory & share with us her story, and her awesome projects!
Welcome to join us! 19:30 on July 31st at x.factory!
Kitty Yeung is a physicist, maker, fashion designer, artist and musician based in Silicon Valley, California. She works as a senior program manager + creative technologist at the Garage, Microsoft.
Kitty integrates art/design with science/technology via tech-fashion design, as an example. Her work focuses on applying cutting-edge technologies to both garment design and manufacturing processes. She will discuss some of the challenges and opportunities in this emerging industry.
Picture/Video credits: www.kittyyeung.com
Time: 19:30 - 21:30, July 31st (Tuesday), 2018
Place: x.factory (B608, Design Commune, Dashi 2nd Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen)
Sign up: Click “this link” to sign up.