Research Institute is collaborating with Intel Labs on research which is
intended to help bring the benefits of virtual worlds to a broader range of
business and consumer applications. FRI is providing creations such as the
decadent Saltwater House to Science Sim to mutually explore ways to push the
envelope for state of the art virtual worlds in terms of content creation,
sharing, and quality. This work is critically important in developing
OpenSim, which is the platform used by FRI's virtual world design
application for the apparel industry, Black Dress Technology. Black Dress
Technology was created to enable design houses to slash their design cycle
time, cut costs, and reduce their carbon footprint by up to 75%.
FRI's Black Dress Technology uses the OpenSim
virtual world simulation platform, and seeks to foster open-source
innovation as a means to accelerate the proliferation of virtual worlds
technology. Virtual world technology provides low-cost 3D modeling
capability to all designers from large houses to independent designers;
Black Dress allows designers to capitalize upon their innate creativity
without adding barriers . Black Dress is currently in stealth mode.
Shengri La Chamomile is an early example of
the research we will be conducting with Intel Labs. Shengri La Chamomile is
a complex, highly involved build, and is the largest such creation in
existence so far, and reflects the unique collaboration of fashion and
technology. Over the next year, FRI will be creating additional designs of
this nature, each incorporating different themes and each designed for
immersive fashion design education.
collaboration with Intel Labs is currently planned to extend
for a year, during which we will study these increasingly complex,
large-scale builds, as well as how to scale up and freely deliver this sort
of content, which is key to the evolution of large-scale grids and mass
adoption of these new technology tools.
The Fashion Research Institute, Inc. (FRI) is
the nexus of emerging technology and the fashion industry. Focusing on
issues as diverse as bio-renewable, sustainable multi-channel production
pipelines to renovating antiquated product design methodologies, FRI leads
the industry through its innovative approaches to common problems plaguing
the fashion industry
Fashion Research Institute, Inc. 419 Lafayette NYC, NY 10013 646-688-4042 fax
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