Academic Publications

  • Angella Mackey, Ron Wakkary, Stephan Wensveen, Annika Hupfeld, and Oscar Tomico. 2019. Satisfying a Conversation with Materials for Dynamic Fabrics. Proceedings of the 2019 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference, ACM, 1047–1058.

  • Angella Mackey, Stephan Wensveen, Ron Wakkary, Annika Hupfeld, and Oscar Tomico. 2019. Wearing Digital Shimmers: A fashion-centric approach to wearable technology. In Proceedings of the Conference on Research Through Design. Delft, Netherlands: Delft University of Technology

  • Angella Mackey, Ron Wakkary, Stephan Wensveen, and Oscar Tomico. 2017. “Can I Wear This?” Blending Clothing and Digital Expression by Wearing Dynamic Fabric. International Journal of Design [Online] 11:3.

  • Angella Mackey, Ron Wakkary, Stephan Wensveen, Oscar Tomico, and Bart Hengeveld. 2017. Day-­to-­day speculation: Designing and wearing dynamic fabric. In Proceedings of the Conference on Research Through Design (pp. 439-454). Edinburgh, Scotland: University of Edinburgh

  • Harrison, L., & Mackey, A. (2016). Futuring fashion from everyday life. In N. Spurling & L. Kuijer (Eds.), Everyday futures: Essay collection (pp. 16-22). Lancaster, UK: Institute for Social Futures, Lancaster University.


Cover photo feature

Cover photo feature

Design work appears in:

  • Genova, Aneta and Moriwaki, Katherine. Guide to Fashion and Textile Technology: Materials and Methods, Fairchild/Bloomsbury, 2015

  • Pailes-Friedman, Rebeccah. Designing with Smart Textiles, Laurence King Publishing Ltd, 2015

  • Hartman, Kate. Make: Wearable Electronics: Design, Prototype, and Wear Your Own Interactive Garments. 1 edition. Sebastopol, CA: Maker Media, Inc, 2014, cover photo, p. 82, p. 234



Media Press & Mentions

"What's great about Vega Edge is that it's a fantastic way to play with this new type of fashion without having to over-commit." –Betakit


A Bike Light That You'll Want To Wear Around All Day, Fast Company, April 28th, 2014

VEGA EDGE: A wearable light that works with your wardrobe, Design Milk, April 14th, 2014

Found: A Wearable Light That's Unbelievably Stylish, Pop Sugar, April 14th, 2014

Kickstarter Round-Up 3, Singletrack Magazine, March 20th, 2014

Vega Edge Wearable Light For Cyclists, Ubergizmo, March 18th, 2014

Fashionable Light Up Accessories, Trend Hunter, March 17th, 2014

Grow Glow: Crowdfunded LED Projects, Make Blog, March 13th, 2014

Vega Edge is a wearable, hackable light, Atmel blog, March 13th, 2014

Vega Edge, A Magentic LED Brooch for Cyclists, Fashioning Tech, March 13th, 2014

Vega Edge the latest in wearable safety tech for peds and cyclists, Treehugger, March 13th, 2014

Toronto's Social Body Lab Wants to Light Up the World with Vega Edge, Betakit, March 11th, 2014

Safe Cyclist Apparel,, Sept 14th, 2012

Angella Mackey's Vega Collection, Adafruit, Feb 10th, 2012

Vega by Angella Mackey, We are Nowe, March 19th, 2012

High-tech fashion,, Nov 30th, 2011

7 Stylish Bike Safety Lights to Brighten your Green Ride, Inhabitat, Nov 26th, 2011

The Gadget Collection, Cosmopolitan Magazine (South African ed.), pg 160, July issue

Tecnologia para vestir (Technology to wear), Galileu Magazine (Brazil), pg 10-11, June issue

Easy Riders, The Wall Street Journal, Style & Fashion, pg D8, June 25th, 2011

Bright Idea, Martha Stewart's Whole Living magazine, pg 26, April issue

10 futuristic inventions in wearable tech, My Life Scoop, April 18th, 2011

Lighten up your trench, The Common Elite, April 12th, 2011

Angella Mackey + Vega, Curitiba Cycle Chic, April 6th, 2011

A stylish jacket for nocturnal cyclists, Ecouterre, April 1st, 2011

The Illuminated fashion line-up, ElectricFoxy, March 31st, 2011

Vega – a new light on the fashion horizon, Talk2MyShirt, March 28th, 2011

Vega Illuminated Coats, Fashioning Technology, March 23rd, 2011

Pretty illuminating, Velojoy, March 18th, 2011

Lights, safety, fashion, The Independent, March 17th, 2011

From Toronto to Borås, Mods Magazine, Feb 17th, 2011

The Light Brigade, The London Evening Standard, Oct 6th, 2010

Best of Ecouterre: 6 Glow-in-the-dark Gear for Cycling at Night, TreeHugger, July 23rd, 2010

Safe and stylish cycling, Fashionology, May 6th, 2010

Angella Mackey's Light-Up LED Bike Coat is High on Visibility, Ecouterre, May 4th, 2010

Stylish Illuminated Bike Garments, ElectricFoxy, May 2nd, 2010

Illuminated Bicycle Coat looks great!, Gizmodiva, April 30th, 2010

Stylish Illuminated Bicycle Coats, Fashioning Technology, April 29th, 2010