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3XDRY (Schoeller Technologies AG) new textile, 2 layers, water repellent, absorbs perspiration, air permiability, fabrics
3XDRYÆ treatments combine two technologies into one textile: On the outside the textile is finished with a water-repellent function, whereas on the fabricís inside it absorbs perspiration. The treatment does not affect the appearance, hand or the air permeability features of the fabric.
Alt-w Fund (Scottish Arts Council) development, agency, new media
New Media Scotland is a national development agency fostering artist and audience engagement with all forms of new media practice.
Arduino (SmartProjects, SparkFun Electronics, Gravitech) open-source electronics prototyping platform, flexible, easy to use, hardware, software, interactive objects, environments, built by hand, controlling lights and motors, diy
Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. Arduino can sense the environment by receiving input from a variety of sensors and can affect its surroundings by controlling lights, motors, and other actuators.
Auger Loizeau James Auger, Jimmy Loizeau (Auger Loizeau) project, critical, body
James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau have been collaborating on projects since the concept of the Audio Tooth Implant was first conceived in October 2000. Industrial Design heretofore has mostly been concerned with the process of bringing products to market, making them desirable and therefore saleable. With a slight sideways step: removing the commercial aspect from the requirements of the object, it can adopt a whole different agenda, questioning the process that gives birth to it rather than blindly conforming to it. In this way design can comment on consumer culture, the role of products and the ubiquity and function of technology. It becomes a tool for questioning rather than problem solving. Through the development and dissemination of speculative and critical products and services we hope to instigate a broader analysis of what it means to exist in a technology rich environment both today and in the near future.
AVALON Prof. Dr. Thomas Fischer (AVALON) research, textile, hybrid, technology, shape memory alloy, sma,
Principle objective of the AVALON project is the cross-sectoral development of novel hybrid textile structures integrating multifunctional Shape Memory Alloys (SMAs) and the related processing techniques as well as design, simulation and organisational methodologies. They will enable the integration of such textile structures into novel high performance products in the fields of smart wearable systems and textile reinforcements for technical applications. The broader aim is to create new market perspectives in the textile sector by introducing emerging and highly promising non-textile technologies.
Bagir Group Israel Pollack (Bagir Group) wearing experience, hight quality tailored fashions, manufacturing, developing, group, multinational, fashion, confort, performance
A global innovative tailoring provider, Bagir Group specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing of high quality men and womenís tailored fashions. Bagir Group leverages their Global Presence, Vertical Structure & Innovation in order to provide consumers with the ultimate wearing experience combing fashion, comfort, performance and value. At Bagir Group, focus on excellence and innovation throughout the entire value chain is a fundamental platform for achieving their goals.
Bluescreen Viktor & Rolf 2002 catwalk, innovation, screen, haute couture, fashion, company, designer, brand, bright blue garments, reflective textile
Viktor & Rolf enigmatically named their collection "long live the immaterial." It was hard to decipher precisely what that meant since the collection was full of rather heavy materialsówool, pinstripes, fur, velvet, crochet. The designers' talent for earnest experimentalism with traditional elements was funneled into a single device this season; they highlighted all-black outfits with bits of vivid royal blue so that the epaulettes, collars, bib shirt fronts and belts popped out in radiant color.
Catapult (Catapult) website, blog, textiles, smart
Clothes don't just look good, they're starting to think for you as well. Rebecca Martin reports on the next generation of textiles in part two of our fashion series. Catapult was funded by the Department of Innovation, Industry and Science and Research. This website is archived. Other than the news, Catapult is no longer updated.
cimtec Pietro Vincenzini - General Chair (cimtec) ongoing electronics, smart textiles, conferences, event
Intensive research carried out worldwide for creating higher forms of materials, structures and systems by providing them with “life” functions, resulted in a relatively high level of technology readiness with several applications now emerging, demonstrating that smart materials technologies have matured well beyond the conceptual stage. Widespread use of nanotechnology concepts and tools and availability of multiscale computational models coupled with the exponential growth of computing capability and the merging of materials science and engineering with biological information, are fuelling the rate of advancement of the field. Nevertheless further substantial developments are required in the understanding of convergences of materials, electronics and biological systems, to meet relevant needs for present and foreseeable applications. The several Symposia featured by CIMTEC 2012 - 4th International Conference “Smart Materials, Structures and Systems” will cover outstanding areas of the subject from the molecular nanoscales to large complex integrated systems. The Conference Committees are pleased to invite you to foster progress in the field by contributing to discussions within the frames of what promises to be an exciting meeting, and to enjoy the immense, unique, artistic heritage and wonderful landscape of Tuscany.
Conductive Thread (Sparkfun) buy, material, conductive, thread
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CuteCircuit Francesca Rosella, Ryan Genz (CuteCircuit) 2004 workshop, smart textile, fashion, wearable technology, interactive clothing, company, interaction, social, circuit
CuteCircuit is a fashion company based in London that designs interactive clothing. CuteCircuit products are innovative intelligent clothing that integrate new functionalities into fashion through the use of smart textiles and micro electronics. CuteCircuit is the first company to merge wearable and telecommunication technology to create emotionally rich experiences for users in the fashion, sport and communication industries.
Cyberfibres Kaye Ashton (Frances Burke Textile Resource Centre, RMIT University) materials, textiles, fibres, database, website
This website, entitled Cyberfibres, is a searchable online database of Australian fashion and textile design created by a team led by Kaye Ashton for the Frances Burke Textile Resource Centre and the RMIT University School of Fashion and Textiles in Melbourne Australia. The website contains a brief history of the Cyberfibres project, its content, origins and how to use it. The database can be searched by keyword, by a structured search facility including Date and Role functions, or can be browsed alphabetically. Entries in the database are varied, and may contain biographical information, images, articles, archive and resource location and repository details, lists of published resources, links to relevant entries in the database, and links to other online resources.
Department of Design | Media Arts (School of Arts and Architecture at the University of California) information, virtual environments, ubiquitos computing, interface design, interaction, digital-media arts, school of art and architecture, university of california, los angeles, designer, artists, media, design, innovation, arts, course, school, university, students, creative exploration, visual communication, typography, spaces, networked agents, research
The Department of Design | Media Arts is located within the School of Arts and Architecture at the University of California, Los Angeles. We are committed to educating responsible designers and artists for the information age by teaching the fundamentals of Design, Media, and the Arts, and encouraging experimentation and innovation. We provide an extensive education in Design and Media Arts practice, history and criticism, and the department fosters a critical and creative exploration of emerging forms of visual communication, typography, interaction and interface design, ubiquitous computing, virtual environments, information spaces, networked agents and other pertinent areas of research.
Fashion as Communication Malcolm Barnard 2002 power of fashion, communications, fashion, tendence, lifestyle, book, cultural
In his apercu, Fashion as Communication, Malcolm Barnard seemingly subscribes to the Latin proverb, ìFashion is more powerful than any tyrant.î With this tacit mantra, Barnard addresses the rhetorical functions of fashion to determine the locus and latitude of the role of fashion in constructing and maintaining cultural roles, rules, rituals, and responsibilities. From palaces to punk, luxury boxes to laundromats, Barnard presents the reader with an extensive pallet of the premises of fashion as persuasive art and architecture.
Fashion Fianchettos Otto von Busch code, draping, algebraic, fashion, experiment, workshop, paper
Design workshop at Gallery Room 103 in Auckland in Spring 2009, called Fashion Fianchettos. The workshop used live draping and algebraic topology to experiment with new ways of disseminating fashion, as a set of mathematical functions and minimal codes of new drapings that could be sent between fashionistas. With a handful of bandage clips and an oversized t-shirt, the workshop provided an experimental platform for algebraic notated fashion, as well as a laboratory connecting academic text, social media and practical draping.
Institute for soldier nanotechnologies (MIT) 2002 nanotechnology, school, institute, research
The Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies (ISN) at MIT is an interdepartmental research center founded in 2002 by a $50 million, five-year contract with the U.S. Army Research Office. Now in its second five-year contract, the mission of the ISN is straightforward: develop and exploit nanotechnology to dramatically improve the survivability of Soldiers. The ultimate goal is to help the Army create a 21st century battlesuit that combines high-tech capabilities with light weight and comfort. Imagine a bullet-resistant jumpsuit, no thicker than ordinary spandex, that monitors health, eases injuries, communicates automatically, and reacts instantly to chemical and biological agents. Itís a long-range vision for how fundamental nanoscience can make Soldiers less vulnerable to enemy and environmental threats.
International Fashion Machines Maggie Orth (International Fashion Machines ) contemporary design, functional
At International Fashion Machines (IFM), we believe that high tech doesn't have to be hard-edged. Functional doesn't have to be impersonal. And lighting your room doesn't have to be mundane. We combine exceptional contemporary design with the latest in electronic textile technology to create products that soften and enliven your experience with every day items.
Jacket (Nyx Clothing) garment, computer controlled, wearable technology, style, fashion, jackets, apparel, clothing, LED, collaborations, performance, fun-loving experience, flexible panels, clubber, entertainent, sales representative, sound processor
Nyx Illuminated Clothing was founded in 2001 in Los Angeles, California USA. It now markets and sells illuminated clothing worldwide through this web-site and national representatives.Nyx jackets are the most jaw-dropping, fun-loving experience you are ever likely to have with an item of clothing. Ok, except for maybe lingerie. These jackets are internally wired with bright lights arranged on fully flexible panels that allow for text and graphics to dance across the surface of the garment, all computer controlled within the jacket. All you have to do is switch it on.
Keyboard Trousers Erik De Nijs 2009 nerd, geek, fun, wireless, keyboard, garment, wearable, concept, young
Concept born with a combinations of two products, for create a new kind of product. The jeans have all the important computer stuff (like a mouse, keyboard and the speakers) in it. You didnít have to be stiff behind your screen, but you can move in any position you want because the keyboard would be in the same place.
Kickbee Corey Menscher 2009 wearable, interaction design, easy, fun, pregnant mother, Vibration sensors, product, fabric, confort, microcontroller, garment, kick, Twitter, family, message
The Kickbee is a stretchable band worn by a pregnant mother. Vibration sensors are attached directly to the band, and are triggered by movement underneath. The band and electronics are covered in a soft fabric cover for design and comfort. A microcontroller in the garment captures the movement and transmits the signals wirelessly to a computer running a custom application.
Kobakant Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson (Kobakant) 2007 concepts, workshop, wearable, fashionable technology, DIY, technological art, social, interaction
KOBAKANT explores the use of wearable technology as a medium for commenting on the social and technological aspects of today’s high-tech society. Conscious of wearability and questioning of functionality, we believe in the spirit of humoring technology and present our twisted criticism of the stereotypes it creates. For us technology exists to be hacked, DIYed and modified by everyone to fit our needs and desires.
MIT-Media Lab (MIT-Media Lab) 1985 researcher group, atelier, scientists, artists, engineers, lab designers, human capabilities, transform, everyday life, emerging technologies, research, MIT, doing, developing technologies, social, design, interaction, new possibilities
The MIT Media Lab applies an unorthodox research approach to envision the impact of emerging technologies on everyday lifeótechnologies that promise to fundamentally transform our most basic notions of human capabilities. Unconstrained by traditional disciplines, Lab designers, engineers, artists, and scientists work atelier-style in close to 30 research groups conducting more than 400 projects that range from neuroengineering, to how children learn, to developing the city car of the future. Lab researchers foster a unique culture of learning by doing, developing technologies that empower people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all societies, to design and invent new possibilities for themselves and their communities.
Nano Force (Nano Force) nano, technology, polymers, particles, nano tubes, carbon, company, research
Nanoforce Technology is a spin-out company from the Department of Materials, Queen Mary University of London. It was set up as a part of the Micro and Nanotechnology Network funded by the Department of Trade and Industry (now the Technology Strategy Board-TSB) and the London Development Agency. Its remit is to exploit micro and nano technology and to disseminate the results to industry and academia for the development of products and processes.
NATO ASI PROTECTIVE TEXTILES 2010 Ir. Els Van der Burght (NATO OTAN) 2010 wearability, confort, electronic processor, wearable sensor, nanotechnology, high level, protective textile, protective apparel, chemical, biological, nuclear, ballistic, clothing, intelligent textile, defense, study institute, textile materials, design, manufacturing, New dress concepts, Department of Textiles/ UGent
Modern protective clothing needs to meet a variety of multifunctional requirements and offer a very high level of protection as well as remarkable comfort and wearability, influencing the wearerís physical performance which puts it far beyond usual definitions of comfort. The demand for multifunctional properties makes it necessary to develop and improve fibre and textile materials and structures (suits, uniforms, Ö). Introduction of nanotechnology and the use of a variety of (wearable) sensors / embedded electronics and processors turn traditional protection into a value added market posing ever increasing challenges to researchers and engineers at universities, institutes and industry. Design and manufacturing of sophisticated interactive protective textiles and clothing, meeting very tight specifications, has to be done taking into account cost-effectiveness, environmental issues and even the need to be applied to military as well as civil purposes.
Philips Lorna Goulden (Philips Design-Research) cultural spheres, smart material, technology, collaborations, products, Multi-sensorial, research, design, technology, innovation
Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands is a diversified Health and Well-being company, focused on improving peopleís lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of ìsense and simplicityî.
Processing Ben Fry, Casey Reas (Processing) 2001 online, community, programming language, visual arts
Processing is a programming language, development environment, and online community that since 2001 has promoted software literacy within the visual arts. Initially created to serve as a software sketchbook and to teach fundamentals of computer programming within a visual context, Processing quickly developed into a tool for creating finished professional work as well.
Ritmo Pregnancy (Nuvo) safe, music, sound, wearable, pregnancy, gadget, fun, music player, stylish
The Ritmo Advanced Sound System by Nuvo is the most advanced and complete prenatal music player, delivering quality and safe sound to the tiniest listeners. Ritmo allows you and your baby to share the sensory and emotional experience of bonding through sound and music, while being supportive, safe, and stylish at the same time.
Rubber: Fun, Fashion, Fetish Janet Bloor, John D. Sinclair 2004 rubber, new material, jewelry, images, book, new applications
Filled with specially taken images by Geraldo Somozo, these pages show us rubber toys, from Wacky Wall Walkers to the collectibles of the Auburn Rubber Company; the use of this nonslip, insulating, waterproof material in every room of the house; its eerie capacity to mimic other forms and substances; how elastic fibers, comprised of rubber filaments, helped fashion designers to realize that women are not made of rigid material; how the German jeweler Bunz combined rubber with diamonds and gold; contemporary rubber in computer keyboards and cell-phone keypads; andóas climaxóthe steamy, salacious, seductive, (and deliciously sleazy) erotic world of rubber. Over 200 color photographs.
Schoeller Textiles (Schoeller Textiles) soft shells, technologies, company, protective fabrics, stretch fabrics, weather protection, intelligent textile products, fashion, textile for fashionable functions
Schoeller Textiles: The highly functional fabric for humans and the environment
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.