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8.24.18

These Students Designed Functional and Stylish Clothes for Disabled Seniors

Open Style Lab's summer program at Parsons School of Design pairs engineers, designers, and therapists with a person with a disability to make accessible clothing, tech, and wearables. We took a look at this year's showcase.

7.6.17

These Smart Gloves Let You Feel Things in Virtual Reality

Design student Danli Hu adds touch to the list of senses you can experience virtually.

4.30.17

An In-Depth Look at Parsons' 2017 MFA Show

'Second Nature' is an impressive display of grad student work.

3.24.17

Photographer Zhongjia Sun Turns Still-Life Photography on Its Head

Sun's photos manipulate ordinary images to challenge our perception of art in consumer culture.

1.28.17

One Artist's Frenzied Take on the Traditions of Old Masters

London's Amar Gallery showcases the lyrical drawings of Howard Tangye.

9.29.16

For Her Senior Thesis, This Fashion Student Made Monster Suits

Sustainability meets performance and fashion design in the beastly works of Lexy Ho-Tai.

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4.8.16

'Data Selfie' App Shows You Exactly Who Facebook Thinks You Are

Data Selfie follows your scrolling habits, likes, and personality.

11.3.14

The Art of Smack: Graham MacIndoe's 'All In'

Artist Graham MacIndoe's new book looks at the design and typography of heroin bags collected over his years as an addict.

6.12.14

Ryan McGinley's Advice to Young Photographers

I didn't go to Parsons' graduation ceremony last month, but people tell me I missed a remarkable commencement speech delivered by photographer Ryan McGinley.

5.29.13

The Very Best of Parsons 2013 BFA Fashion Show

After four years of nervous breakdowns, crying over frayed lamé, and fighting peers over tiny scraps of fabric, the graduating class of Parsons 2013 BFA program showcased their designs at the school’s annual fashion show. The event consisted of 4...

10.31.12

Parsons' Portal to Hell

I’m about to be sucked into a Hell portal that sits in caverns somewhere around NASA’s JPL (Jet Propulsion Lab). The old line is that "JPL" really stands for Jack Parsons’ Lab, in honor of the rocketeer who dabbled in the occult and went to sex parties...