Borrowing from Greek mythology, Éōs & Nyx embody the ancient story of transformation from the night sky into the dawn.
When both pieces are worn together the Nyx (night) cloak twinkles with real-time constellations and moon phase, while the Éōs (dawn) dress remains lightless and asleep beneath. But once Nyx is removed, the stars and moon go dark and Éōs slowly begins a sunrise awakening from dark purples and reds, to brighter pinks and oranges, until finally the sun pendant bursts into golden life and the dress glows with animations of real-time weather. The ancient writings of Homer describing Éōs & Nyx are celebrated through handwritten accents on a leather hairpiece, sandals, belt and winged shoulders.
The Éōs & Nyx team is:
- Zoë Klintberg, Designer/Producer, Co-owner and Artistic Director of Rocket House Productions
- Kevin Loney, Technical Lead, Owner of Brains In Jars
- Erin Bauer, Fashion Lead, Stage Manager and Costume Designer
- Andy Guba, Accessories Lead, Leather Designer, Actor and Movement Performer
Photography: Rafal Wegiel Photography | Model: Eloise Yaksiw | Makeup: Lyana Gibert
- Built around Intel Edison’s embedded computer
- Almost 1000 Individually addressable LEDs
- Capable of updating those LEDs at a theoretical 240 frames per second
- Uses GPS and open weather map data from the internet to match the dress to current weather conditions
- Onboard electro static discharge detector detects lightning with ~2 miles and flashes accordingly
- Light sensor in the belt.
- Pendant diffusers are 3D printed
- Pendant frames are CNC milled copper
- Lasercut accessory pieces
Special Thanks To:
Alberta Printed Circuits, Blu’s Womens Wear, Dayton Pidhirney, Catherine Fillo, Mark Harris, Amy Klintberg, Matt Laprairie, Jim Akeson, snailpainter, and Shannon Hoover