Marriage of Art and Technology through Dance and Computer Science

When:  Saturday, November 12th, 12:00pm – 12:20pm

Where: Maker Exhibit Hall Stage at the George R. Brown Convention Center

Description: iLuminate is a company that seamlessly combines dance and technology to create an incredible glow-in-the-dark experience. Miral will talk about how she was able to combine computeriluminate_062713_0203 science, engineering, art and performance together to bring this to life. She will also touch upon some of the technologies used within the system.

Tech / Craft / Mindset: Computer Science, Engineering, Soldering, EL Wire and LEDs

Speaker: Miral Kotb

About the Speaker:   Miral received her degree in miral_262_croppedComputer Science from Columbia University while studying dance at Barnard College. Upon graduating she secured a position with Bloomberg L.P. as a senior software engineer, then entered the world of mobile application development. Her work as a dancer and choreographer has been presented at numerous venues worldwide.

The concept for iLuminate emerged while Miral was developing iPhone applications. She had a vision of dancers wearing costumes that illuminated wirelessly to compliment the music and choreography — wireless technology that could be controlled from the palm of one’s hand. She pursued her idea with help from some of the best hardware and software engineers in the business. Developing iLuminate was the perfect way for Miral to combine her uniquely different worlds and follow her true passion.

For more about Miral check out iLuminate’s website.  To follow their latest creations and adventures you can check out their  Twitter and Facebook page.