"Cognitive Dress," Designed by IBM and Marchesa, 2016

Summary

IBM Watson and fashion designers Marchesa collaborated to create the world's first cognitive dress. Watson is a form of cognitive technology--capable of analyzing huge amounts of data in seconds to reveal patterns of information. Lights on the dress also respond to the emotional content of social media, allowing audiences to transform how it looks, using familiar digital tools.

IBM Watson and fashion designers Marchesa collaborated to create the world's first cognitive dress. Watson is a form of cognitive technology--capable of analyzing huge amounts of data in seconds to reveal patterns of information. Lights on the dress also respond to the emotional content of social media, allowing audiences to transform how it looks, using familiar digital tools.

Artifact

Evening dress (Garment)

Date Made

2016

Creators

International Business Machines Corporation 

Marchesa (Firm) 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, New York 

Creator Notes

The creation of the Cognitive Dress was a collaboration between IBM and the fashion house Marchesa.

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Museum Display

Object ID

2017.27.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of IBM.

Material

Glass (Material)
Metal
Plastic (Organic material)
Synthetic fiber
Wire

Technique

Hand sewing
Machine sewing (Technique)

Color

Colors (Hues or tints)
Gray (Color)
White (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 59 in  (Shoulder to floor)

Width: 21.5 in  (Hips)

Length: 70 in  (With train)

Circumference: 25 in  (Waist, around)

Circumference: 43 in  (Hips, around)

Length: 16 in  (Shoulder to waist)

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