Program / Space Festival

Universal Threads

May 17 & May 18, 2019

Take fashion into the 4th dimension!

Watch these celestial looks come to life with augmented reality. Artist Andrea Lauer and Astrophysicist Janna Levin use fashion as a medium to communicate the story of the universe, and the mysteries of Spacetime.

Andrea Lauer

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Andrea Lauer

Andrea Lauer is a costume/set designer and fashion stylist. Recent credits include Richard The II at The Old Globe, Lovely Rita, a multimedia event in celebration of the Beatles 50th release of Sgt. Peppers, and A Chorus Line at the MUNY. Her work has been seen on Broadway (American Idiot, Bring it On), around the country and internationally. Working as a stylist for various artists, commercials, and publications, her work can be seen in Rolling Stone, Vogue, Interview, OUT Magazine, The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, The Tony Awards, red carpet events, and music videos.

Janna Levin

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Janna Levin

Janna Levin is the Tow Professor of physics and astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University and has contributed to an understanding of black holes, the cosmology of extra dimensions, and gravitational waves in the shape of spacetime. She is also director of sciences at Pioneer Works. She was recently named a Guggenheim Fellow. Her latest book, Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space, is the inside story on the discovery of the century: the sound of spacetime ringing from the collision of two black holes over a billion years ago.

Artist Andrea Lauer and Astrophysicist Janna Levin use fashion as a medium to communicate the story of the universe.
Janna Levin contributed to an understanding of black holes, the cosmology of extra dimensions, and gravitational waves in the shape of spacetime. contributed to an understanding of black holes, the cosmology of extra dimensions, and gravitational waves in the shape of spacetime.