Just wanted to point to a new section — Call for Artists — that I added over this past weekend. The section will contain calls for participation to conferences, festivals and art events/ Wearable technology is under-represented at these events and I would love to see more of your work shown publicly.
I've been to every Bay Area Maker Faire in the past few years both as a "maker" and, last year, as a mere pedestrian. I can tell you whether or not you participate in the faire or run around all day looking at the amazing things your fellow makers have made, it's exhilarating. Also overwhelming — but overwhelming in that rare yet thrilling way where your mind is hyperactive and ricocheting with ideas. You always leave feeling that you, along with your… Continue
Added by Syuzi on January 22, 2010 at 7:30am —
I've seen plenty of stills of Fabrican, the sprayable instant textile, for years now. The technology was patented nearly a decade ago and yet hasn't found its place in the market. When it first emerged, it caught the imagination of many a designer interested in… Continue
Added by Syuzi on January 20, 2010 at 2:00pm —
Building on yesterday's post for a momentary escape from a public environment, Veasyble is a set of wearable accessories that screen the eyes, ears, face and upper body, providing a space for intimacy.
A bag unfolds cocooning the entire body; a decorative collar transforms into a sound-muting hood; a flamboyant hairpiece twists to screen the eyes; and a cap unfurls to shield the… Continue
Added by Syuzi on January 15, 2010 at 10:49am —
Considering my 2010 predictions were centered around networked wearables, I would like to introduce you to the Fibonacci Purse, developed by ITP student Elizabeth Fuller.
The Fibonacci Purse is an interesting example of melding wearables and gaming that goes beyond the typical use of wearables as novel game controls. The bag itself functions as a physical display for the… Continue
Added by Syuzi on January 11, 2010 at 10:40am —
The transition from one look to another may be as simple as the snap of a button. "Jurk" is an innovative collection of transformative fashion created by eefiene as research on different ways to connect a garment. A set of custom holes and pins were designed to easily shift the silhouette of the gown.…
Developed by Ricardo Nascimento and Jader Scalzaretto, “parangonet 1.0: sonic dimension” is a pair of interactive sonic capes that create and trigger sound loops in the environment. Each garment is able to trigger and modify a different sound input, creating a collaborative sonic atmosphere when performed together.
The piece is inspired by “Parangolé” from the… Continue
Added by Syuzi on January 5, 2010 at 11:30am —