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Aeolian Ride Jessica Findley event, humor, playground, suits, inflate
Inspired by a love for bikes, city cruising, critical mass, costumes, sillyness + things that inflate, Aeolian Ride is a free, mass participatory event with sense of humor. It excites those riding as well as delights those watching, all the while transforming the landscape into a playground of windfilled shapes. The 52 suits were handmade from ripstop nylon. The 3 different styles of suits were designed to inflate while riding at low speeds.
babypatronen sewing patterns, free
Body Pixel Deborah Hustic technology, interviews, wearable, blog, artist, beta
Deborah Hustic aka body pixel – artist, blogger, web dreamer… working with analogue and digital media. Holds MA in Comparative Literature and Ethnology, thesis on the topic of Butoh. Trained in graphic design; workshops in the fields of photography, dance, computer arts, semantic web, podcasts, textile arts, dance criticism, wearable technology, etc. For 15 years involved in new media. Interested in interactive performance and motion, wearable technology and the usage of new media art in performative context, DIY and free culture movement.
burda style sewing patterns, free
By-Wire.Net Marina Toeters designer, innovative fashion, research, collaboration projects, freelance intermediary, fashion companies, creates concepts, presentations, brainstorm sessions, garments, new applications loves to expand innovative fashion by sharing knowledge. It will continue researching and collaboration projects. As freelance intermediary Marina Toeters works for fashion and technical companies; creates concepts, presentations, brainstorm sessions and garments for example for technical companies which are looking for new application for their materials or advises designers interested in process innovation.
Designboom industrial design today, courses, education, competitions, history, contemporary, shop, interviews, snapshots, design-aerobics
with more than 2,500,000 readers a month from over 190 countries, (including 250,000 subscribers to our monthly newsletter) is the leading independent publication for key contemporary issues and the critique of all aspects of design, especially those topics which enrich the dialogue between design, creative professionals, industry and society. the milan-based, free internet resource offers snapshot reports from major international design shows, architecture and art exhibitions; interviews and portraits of the protagonists in the contemporary creative scene; design history and in-depth information on the creators of design classics.
emily crane Emily Crane beta textiles, bio wear, edible, artist
A new breed of designer who is pushing the boundaries of design through materials and process; growing, cultivating and forming new hybrid materials for fashion futures. Borrowing skills from molecular cooking, she is envisioning a future where fast fashion has to respond to a more sustainable future. Setting up a lab in her kitchen, she is growing and freezing bubbles to create a form of bio lace that is both wearable and edible. Micro-Nutrient Couture is a sensory world of transient fashion where no one but the individual will ever wear the same dress again.
Fashioning Technology Syuzi Pakhchyan 2008 collaborations, research, projects, fashion world, news, arduino, wearable technology, diy, workshop, book, blog, events, conference, free, crafts, trends
Syuzi Pakhchyan is an User Experience Designer, robotics instructor, writer, blogger and a seasoned tinkerer working and residing in Los Angeles, CA. Her work explores the intersection of culture and technology through the research, investigation and design of technological systems and interactions for a range of cultural contexts.
Hotspot Bloom Karen Lee (Parsons School of Design) school, wifi, network
The idea for Hotspot Bloom began as a portable sculpture for open parks around Manhattan. When I first started this project, I found there was little physical demarcation for open wi-fi networks. Most people didn't even realize that free wi-fi could be found in many of the parks around NYC.
IFFTI (IFFTI Conference 2010) 2010 business, design, development, conference, fashion industry, fashion education, schools, institutes, technology, cultural
Institutes of learning dedicated for the promotion of Fashion Education are growing in number in all parts of the world. Some of them have acquired name and fame chiefly on account of their commitment and dedication to the cause of the fashion industry. They have developed their own ethos focusing or concentrating upon one or more of the three broad streams of interest vital for the development of the industry. These streams are Design, Technology and Business. While developing an identity of their own, some of them have assiduously cultivated an international character which is at once secular as well as versatile, permitting free flow of thoughts and ideas and cross cultural streams belonging to diverse ethnic groups of the population.
KnitPro (microRevolt) website, application, digital image, knit, pattern, stitch
knitPro is a free web application that translates digital images into knit, crochet, needlepoint and cross-stitch patterns. Simply upload jpeg, gif or png images and knitPro will generate a graph sizable for any fiber project. knitPro digitally mimics the tradition of pre-industrial craft circles who freely shared patterns and passed them down from generation to generation.
kwiksew sewing patterns, free
naaipatronen sewing patterns, free
Savvyseams sewing patterns, free
self_passage Otto von Busch (self_passage) empowerment, brand, research, hacktivism, fashion
self_passage is a brand and research project that explores how fashion can be used for empowerment, self-development and personal growth instead of being a phenomenon of top-down decrees and collective anxiety. The selfpassage projects try to bend the power of fashion into a force to achieve a positive personal and social condition with which the Everyperson is free to grow to his/her full potential by means of engaged fashion practices.
sewing sewing patterns, free
sewing patterns (AllCrafts) sewing patterns, free
Smart Second Skin Dress Jenny Tillotson human biology, garment, wearer, scents, new interactive fabric, senses, body's circulatin system, wearable, micro mechanisms, communication system, aromatic messages, body
The dress mimics the body's circulation system, the senses and scent glands. The veins and arteries flow freely as the new interactive fabric emitting a selection of scents depending on your mood. It has its own nervous system, which allows the wearer to control the emotional wellbeing of the garment. Using a theory that human biology can be modelled as micro mechanisms - biological functions such as skin, organs and a beat of a pulsating heart can be miniaturised forming the basis of an integrated communication system so that it rivals nature's own capillaries. Aromatic messages are actively 'pulsed' electronically through a cabling system, to key points of the body in order to activate the smell centre.
Understanding Fashion History Valerie Cumming 2004 book, fashion history, plates, photographs, paintings, drawings, dress, fabric, textile, materials
A much-needed overview of aspects of fashion history and how to understand it with clear, jargon-free text to help all lay readers, collectors, as well as students of fashion history. The author is a leading authority on fashion history with experience as a writer, teacher and curator. Illustrated throughout with plates, photographs, paintings and drawings, the book is divided up into the following chapters: What is dress, and how and why is it studied? Theories of dress and fashion and how they have evolved; Collections of dress and textiles and their importance as a source of information about social and technological change; Dress in art and dress as art; Dress as an indicator of role and status; Dress and cultural imperialism: absorption of non-Western ideas in fabric and the imposition of Western dress in preference to indigenous styles.
Valerie Lamontagne Valerie Lamontagne concordia university, wearable technology, curator, critic, researcher, artist, digital media art, design, computation art
Valerie Lamontagne is a Montreal-based performance and digital media artist, freelance art critic and independent curator. She received an MFA from Concordia University (Montreal) where she presently teaches in Design and Computation Arts and she is a co-founder of the media arts collective MobileGaze. She is presently a Ph.D. candidate at Concordia University with the Topological Media Lab investigating "Relational and Ubiquitous Performance Art".
Vincent Leclerc Vincent Leclerc MIT, XS Labs, designer, electronic textiles
I recently graduated from the MIT Media Lab and co-founded ESKI. I also make electronic textiles at XS Labs, and teach Physical Computing in the Design & Computation Arts department at Concordia University. This is a chronological repository of interactive artefacts I have had the opportunity to build and play with. Feel free to use and abuse these ideas in accordance with the license below.
Wiring Hernando Barrag·n (Wiring) programming, prototyping
Wiring is both a programming environment and an electronics prototyping input/output board for exploring the electronic arts and tangible media. It can also be used to teach and learn computer programming and prototyping with electronics. It illustrates the concept of programming with electronics and the physical realm of hardware control which are necessary to explore physical interaction design and tangible media aspects in the design and arts disciplines. The Wiring software and the hardware designs of the Wiring electronic input/output board are freely available for download on the Web. Users have access to the Wiring electronic input/output board as well.