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PagelO POST-GAZETTE, OCTOBER 10, 2014 bg Team Orphacure: Candice Wu for Design and Christopher Gibson (not pictured) for Science, walked away with the People's Choice award for the evening. (Photo courtesy of Socially Scene Reviewed ... This past week science and design came together in honor of Artweek to create the first ever Descience at MIT. Research on the runway was proof positive that Boston fashion is SMART! Yuly Fuentes-Medel, Patricia Tor- regrosa and Claire Jarvis creators of the event brought creative talent and brain- power together. However, the night was whisked away by 9-year-old Junior Sar- torialist Toby OtUng who ,pre L sented throughout the show. I am sure many of you are a bit confused as to what the event was about. It was a special edition to Boston Fashion Week and the first ever, so let me bring you up to speed on Descience. It is a project in which the world of scientific discovery offers inspiration for the in- novative minds of fashion designers. Descience cre- ates collaborations between designers and scientists and brings research to the run- way, providing a platform both for emerging designers and scientists. *The difference between science and the arts is not that they are different sides of the same coin ... or even different parts of the same continuum, but rather, they are manifestations of the same thing. The arts and sciences are avatars of human creativity." -- Mac Jemison (doctor, dancer, first African American in space) The breakdown of how this fabulous event unfolds is as follows; Scientists provide ideas and images of their scientific research. Scien- tists' submissions include images taken from their dis- coveries and descriptions of their research, noting the greater implications of their findings. Scientists describe what makes them passion- ate about science and why they are interested in par- ticipating in Descience. The designers are inspired by the strong ideas and im- ages provided by scientists. .C,I, . "  .... FLO00k00INE 500-Bi00LrO 333 Hanover Street Boston, Massachusetts (617) 227-1777 They choose from the pro- files their top three favorite scientists to collaborate with. If a scientist receives more than one request, they create their own designer ranking. Descience creates the final teams of one sci- entist and one designer. Then the designers and scientists collaborate to cre- ate a runway look, inspired by science. Teams brain- storm and agree upon a cre- ative vision and execution for the project. The designer creates a sketch or visual representation of the team's concept, to be approved by the scientist and submitted to Descience. Designers then create a research inspired garment through continued collaboration. Teams submit photographs of completed looks to the website, where they compete for votes. The design with the most votes will be named "People's Choice," featured in the run- way show as a finalist and receive a $500 cash prize. Descience showcases sub- mitted looks at Descience Runway, the capstone fash- ion show event. Final teams are chosen by a panel of ad- visors to be part of the Descience Runway Collec- tion. The 15 finalists are fea- tured in a final runway walk by models, during a recep- tion following Descience Runway. They will be show- cased in a second runway show at the Liberty Hotel's Fashionably Late Thursdays event. An overall winner is chosen, and a cash prize of $1,500 is awarded to each member of the winning team. Socially Scene will keep you updated as to when. Did you get all that? What an amazing and innovative event, but what else can you expect from the creative minds at MIT. The big winner of the evening was Team Cyto- couture: Carlos Villamil (de- sign) and Laura Indolfi (sci- ence). People's Choice went to Team Orphacure: Can- dice Wu (design) and Chris- topher Gibson (science). The panel of judges was so impressed with the collabo- rations, that they had to single out two of the design teams for honorable men- tion. Those honors went to Team Quorum54: Tatiana Tejedor {design) Tal Danino (science) and Team Interwo- ven: Margaret Jackson (de- sign) and Pedro Parraguez Ruiz (science). The night was filled with fashion, art and collaborated design. For a full listing of the winners or more on this fabulous event visit The Addams Family Mu- sical ... Slinks to the Stoneham Theatre October 16 th through November 9 . Gomez and Morticia Addams couldn't be prouder of their creepy and kooky family. But when their de- lightfully sinister daughter, Wednesday, falls in love with a perfectly normal boy and invites his parents over for dinner, nothing will ever be the same. Just in time for Halloween, see all of your favorite characters from The Addams Family come to life in this wonderfully wacky new Broadway musi- cal comedy. Theatre resident Anessa Dunleavy playing Morticia Addams is just thrilled to be part of this wacky family  Favorite shows include Damn Yankees (Goodspeed Opera House), Catch Me If You Can (First National Tour), Legally Blonde (North Shore Music Theatre), Really Bad Things (NYMF), Hair, Hair- spray and Boeing Boeing. She's currently co-writing a one-woman musical Happy Columbus Day From America's Oldest Restaurant In The Historic Quincy Market Area, Boston Delicious fresh seafood prepared to your discerning taste. Boston's favorite restaurant since 1826. Sunday-Thursday ll a.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Union Bar til Midnight ) 41 Union St. 617-227-2750 Functions * Most Major Credit Cards Honored Valet Parking Reservations Recommended