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Museum acquires Cognitive Dress
The world’s first cognitive dress designed by Marchesa and IBM Watson technology has found its permanent home at The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn, MI. The dress first stunned the fashion industry at the 2016 Met Gala as it responded in real time to tweet sentiment by changing colors.
The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation officially acquired the cognitive dress and have put it on a standalone display on the museum floor. Artificial intelligence was woven into the dress’ creation from the start, including the selection of colors and materials, as well as its construction.
Inspired and enabled by Watson, the dress brought together past design cues, technological acumen and a forward-thinking approach into one beautiful and innovative statement. These elements are perfectly aligned with the museum’s mission to provide inspiring experiences based on authentic objects, stories and lives from America’s traditions of ingenuity, resourcefulness and innovation.
The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation is an internationally-recognized history destination focused on contemporary collecting, sparking creativity and creating a culture of innovation. The dress joins other notable artifacts within The Henry Ford’s collection including the Apple 1 computer, Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park, Henry Ford’s first automobile – the Quadricylce and the bus where Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat.