Computing KS3 & KS4/GCSE: Coding and fashion technology

In this short film for secondary schools, web developer Chloe Watts meets fashion technologist Benjamin Males at a ‘fashion laboratory’ that merges the worlds of computer programming and fashion design.

Benjamin works at Studio XO, a ‘fashion laboratory’ that merges the worlds of digital engineering and fashion.

Working with the likes of Black Eyed Peas, JLS and Lady Gaga; Benjamin uses digital engineering to create ground breaking technological clothing.

From smart trainers for JLS, with LED lights that react to the beat of the music; to an incredible flying dress for Lady Gaga; the possibilities are endless.

This short film is from the BBC series, Coding: The Future is Creative.

Teacher Notes

This short film could inspire a class discussion on emerging trends in computer technology and the issues and impact that they may have on society.

Curriculum Notes

This short film is relevant for teaching comouting at KS3 and KS4/GCSE in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 4/5 or Higher in Scotland.

The topics discussed will support OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC GCSE in England and Wales, CCEA GCSE in Northern Ireland and SQA National 4/5 and Higher in Scotland.

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Coding and games design
Coding and games development
Coding and music production