Apparel Design and Textiles majors create eye-opening garments using fine fabrics and yarns from the Italian Trade Commission and its 23 high-end fabric and yarn mills.
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Anyone who remembers Steven Spielberg's futuristic thriller Minority Report would recognize it, though - the ability to operate a computer through simple hand gestures, much like a conductor leading an orchestra.
For the Solar Pavilion Collaborative Research Project, RISD and Brown researchers are working with Viessmann Manufacturing Company to build a small demonstration structure powered by a thermal electric system.
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