Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT)
recently published Coding Cloth, a Filter Magazine. The issue, a must-read for anyone interested in wearables, consists of a variety of articles written by pioneers in the field that discuss topics of electronics textiles and the future of wearables.
Two of my favorite articles were written by… Continue
Added by Syuzi on December 31, 2008 at 12:00pm —
Happy Holidays Everyone! Wishing you much warmth and happiness this holiday season.
I'm gearing up for a re-design of the Fashioning Technology site for the upcoming year. If you have any requests for features or topics you would like to see addressed more, please feel free to email me. I always appreciate your thoughts and feedback.
Added by Syuzi on December 24, 2008 at 5:30pm —
Created by Zane Berzina
, an e-textile researcher at the Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles
, E-static Shadows
is a prototype of an electronic textiles system that creates "shadow patterns" in response to… Continue
Added by Syuzi on December 21, 2008 at 10:30pm —
Pronounced bee-chee-to, Bchito
is a "smart" handbag designed by Parson's
student Jennifer Dopazo
that reminds you of all the stuff you need to bring with you (in case you switch your bag). Equip with an RFID reader, arduino mini and other electronics,… Continue
Added by Syuzi on December 21, 2008 at 10:00pm —
Bummed that your favorite jogging partner just moved to another city? With Jogging over a Distance,
a new mobile wearable system that allows joggers to socialize & motivate each other through the use of spatially distributed audio, you can connect with your jogging partner anytime and anywhere.
How the System Works:
In the first prototype… Continue
Added by Syuzi on December 18, 2008 at 8:00pm —
Now not only can your clothes sense
but they can also communicate
with each other. I am THRILLED that the tools to create wearables is rapidly expanding and the latest is the LilyPad XBee.
Co-developed by Kate Harman
& Rob Fauldi
, the… Continue
Added by Syuzi on December 15, 2008 at 10:30pm —
For her thesis work at Parson's, Alis Cambol
explored the future language of wearables with an emphasis on social dynamics. Her work, Communication Apparel, incorporates the non-verbal communication habits of animals into clothing.
The Lizzard Dress and Octopus cape are two prototypes that use responsive technology to simulate animal behaviors in response to danger,… Continue
Added by Syuzi on December 11, 2008 at 11:00am —
is a doctoral candidate in Textiles and Interaction Design at the Swedish School of Textiles
in Boras, Sweden.
For the past several years, her work has focused on smart and interactive textiles developing beautiful thermochromic textile displays to electroluminescent pillows and textiles.
You can find some of her… Continue
Added by Syuzi on December 9, 2008 at 7:00pm —
Great tutorial found on Instructables
for a Wearable Toy Piano
Project is a hack into an electronic kid's toy. Soft switches are used to control the keys. I love the aesthetics of the design. Well… Continue
Added by Syuzi on December 4, 2008 at 4:30pm —
, an Argentian designer, art directed (and I'm assuming created) these quirky fashion accessories to style this beautiful fashion spread. Now that would be a fun gig to have!
The photo above uses OLEDS (the good question is how did he manage to get his hands on OLEDs?!) The ones below use fiber optics and EL wire, respectively.…
Added by Syuzi on December 4, 2008 at 2:30pm —
The Tornado Dress is a wearable prototype by subTela
studio. The concept is inspired from, you probably guessed it
, tornados. The dress emits various lighting patterns in accordance to the amount of ambient light in the environment.
The dress is designed using conductive threads, LEDs, photocells and various other electronic components and the fabric of the dress itself… Continue
Added by Syuzi on December 4, 2008 at 2:00pm —
There is a great interview with Joo Youn Paaek
that you guys should take a peak at. I had the pleasure of meeting Joo Youn this summer when I hosted texChange at Machine Projects.
Her work derives from observations of our everyday interactions with objects, environment and even each… Continue
Added by Syuzi on December 4, 2008 at 11:30am —
I've seen a handful of work by several artists and crafters making fun and quirky sculptures from spare electronic components, but none match flickr users Lenny&Meriel's
delightful, and certainly humerous, mis en scene.
The Sparebots look so animated and the captions are downright hysterical. I want to see a 2 minute… Continue
Added by Syuzi on December 3, 2008 at 11:30pm —
For this holiday season, add a little glitter to your home or crafting/work space with your own LED Felt Decorations. No need for soldering irons: The simple LED circuit is entirely sewn by hand using conductive thread.
I recently created a new forum topic tilted "Fashioning the Holidays
." LED Dove Ornament tutorial can be found… Continue
Added by Syuzi on December 3, 2008 at 4:00pm —
When searching for cool gifts to include in the Holiday Gift Guide series, I was curious to see to if there were any DIY equivalents to the readymade products that I found. And luckily, yes! So each gift guide includes a readymade product and DIY version that you techy crafters (or crafty techies) can create for your loved ones and friends.
Oh and btw each Gift Guide is themed — the first being things that… Continue
Added by Syuzi on December 1, 2008 at 6:00pm —