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Temporary NFC Tattoo

A lot of the exciting "future is now" stuff we see online these days comes with the caveat that it currently only exists in a secret underground university laboratory. Unfortunately, like generations of humans before us, we too must wait for the future.

That's why I'm pretty excited to see the Motorola + VivaLnk digital tattoo project available to buy for a buck (US) each (in packs of ten) and ready to…

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Added by meg on July 28, 2014 at 8:36pm — No Comments

eTextile Exhibition at Summer Camp 2014

If you're lucky enough to find yourself in the tiny French village of Poncé-sur-le-Loir from 28-31 July, you are in for an e-textile treat! As part of the eTextile Summer Camp 2014, there will be an exhibition showcasing some of the work of the participants.…

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Added by meg on July 24, 2014 at 5:55pm — No Comments

Tory Burch Fashions The Fitbit

The greatly anticipated Tory Burch collaboration with…

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Added by Syuzi on July 15, 2014 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Digital Loom That Weaves Yarn in Three Dimensions

Oluwaseyi Sosanya, a graduate from Royal College of Art, has designed this amazing loom that can weave yarn in three dimensions. The printer is rudimentary at this stage, but…

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Added by Syuzi on June 26, 2014 at 3:02pm — 1 Comment

Textile Prints Made With Cabbage Dye and Electricity

Cindy Strobach uses red cabbage dye and electrical household appliances to create fascinating colorful printed textiles.  She created the work for her Final Show project at London's Royal College of Art.…

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Added by meg on June 26, 2014 at 9:13am — 5 Comments

Withings’ Activité — Enhancing a Classic Timepiece With Sensors

With the impending threat of smart watches making activity trackers obsolete,…

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Added by Syuzi on June 24, 2014 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Wearable sculpture critiques online privacy

Both stylish and provocative, x.pose is a "wearable data-driven sculpture" that makes us think twice about how much we reveal about ourselves online. The work is Xuedi Chen's ITP Thesis 2014, but is made in collaboration with interaction designer and programmer, Pedro Oliveira.…

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Added by meg on June 13, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Intel-Sponsored Extreme Wearables Designathon

I’m thrilled to announce the Intel-sponsored…

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Added by Syuzi on June 12, 2014 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Ringly — A Bluetooth Notification Ring That Lets You Know When You’re Receiving A Call

Just like fashion, wearable tech is being driven by trends. 2013 was the year of wrist-worn devices while 2014 will be driven by wearables that take the form of…

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Added by Syuzi on June 10, 2014 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Space: What to wear?

In a news release last week on their blog, NASA announced the ForceShoe, designed by XSENS, a 3D motion tracking company. The shoe finely tracks pressure both in gravity and zero-gravity environments in order to analyze astronauts' performance during weight-bearing exercises.  Let's take a look:…

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Added by meg on June 7, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Next Black Documentary — The Future of Fashion

The Next Black is a must see documentary on the future of fashion design and manufacturing. Featuring…

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Added by Syuzi on June 3, 2014 at 10:26am — No Comments

The Personal Space Dress

What we have been lacking in the last few years since the consumer electronics became enamored by the potential of wearable technology are playful wearable projects with a sense of humor. 

Meet the personal…

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Added by Syuzi on May 8, 2014 at 11:40am — No Comments

Eroded Morphologies Workshop in Jordan

If you've been reading this blog for the last few months, you'll have seen some really promising 3D printing projects, including the beautiful work of Julia Koerner. Inspired? You now have the chance to immerse yourself in a programme focused on these…

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Added by meg on May 5, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

3D-Printed Knitwear that You’d Actually Wear

For their AW14 collection, fashion brand Pringle of Scotland created lovely knit garments…

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Added by Syuzi on May 2, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Davide Vigano of Heapsylon

In his annual "State of the World" conversation with Jon Lebkowsky, Bruce Sterling said: "When wearables arrive, I hope they're Italian. If you've gotta wear the damn things all the time, they ought to at least look elegant."

With that in mind at the Smart Fabrics Conference in San…

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Added by meg on April 30, 2014 at 10:27am — No Comments

Smart Insoles That Navigate You To The Nearest Coffee Shop

Navigation is a popular theme for wearable devices. Google Glass is great at taking you to the closest Starbucks, …

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Added by Syuzi on April 21, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Studio XO: The Future TechnoAtelier

Studio XO is singularly attempting to disrupt the fashion industry and what you and I define as fashion. Their vision is so poignant and each of their fashion tech experimentations so…

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Added by Syuzi on April 10, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

eTextile Summer Camp 2014

Great news for expert eTextile practitioners: an open call for applications for the eTextile Summer Camp 2014 has just been published on etextile-summercamp.org.

eTextile Summer Camp 2013

Workshops at the 2013 eTextile Summer Camp. Photo: Meg…

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Added by meg on April 9, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Developing an Electronic Skin

Moving one step closer to developing electronic skin, Yonggang Huang, a…

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Added by Syuzi on April 4, 2014 at 10:18am — No Comments




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