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Caché Nadya Peek 2009 interaction, MIT media lab, fab-lab, sensor, dress, wearable, interactive clothing, e-textile, social, student, workshop
Nadya Peek, a first year grad student at the MIT Media Lab created a unique interactive dress to close the gap between our presents in the physical and virtual world. The scenario: a Netcitizenís photo on his/her social network platform indicates ëclickableí areas on the personís clothing. By clicking on these areas on the Website the information will be transmitted via smartphone and bluetooth to the piezo speaker in the garment indicating via a click sound someone clicked on the image letting the wearer know he/she feels close right now.
Click Sneacks Despina Papadopoulos (Studio 5050) 2005 social, non verbal communication, sound, design, textile, fashion, fashionable technology, studio, interaction design, personal expression in wearable technology
The ClickSneaks were conceived in the most pedestrian manner. Walking down a cobblestone street, wearing a comfortable pair of sneakers next to a friend wearing a stunning pair of high heels. The sound of the heels echoed through the night, each step producing a rich aural environment
Climate Dress Michel Guglielmi, Hanne Louise Johannesen (Diffus Studio) 2009 wearable, Arduino Lilypad, light, LED, interaction, social
The Climate Dress is made of conductive embroidery, over hundred of tiny LED lights inserted into the embroidery, a CO2 sensor and an Arduino Lilypad microprocessor. The LEDs visualize the level of CO2 in the nearby surroundings and are powered trough the embroidery.
Costume Choreography I Michel Guglielmi, Hanne Louise Johannesen (Diffus Studio) 2007 garments, choreography, Electroluminescent, light, wearable, social, theatre
By the use of electric leading material, light, heath and sensor based circuits of information it is possible to make costumes or scenography an active player in the theatre space. CC is based on the use of Electroluminescent wires and films cut into variable shapes . Those EL materials are either embedded into fabric like organza and felt ormerged into a translucid membrane.
Costume Choreography II Michel Guglielmi, Hanne Louise Johannesen (Diffus Studio) 2008 garments, choreography, Electroluminescent, light, wearable, social, theatre
As a continuum of Costume Choreography and as a result of a fruitful workshop connected to the art and technology festival a-m-b-e-r ( we created a performance with textiles, interaction, movements, light and sound. Two dancers are wearing ultrasound devices which allow to measure the evolving distance between the two performers.
CRAFT (O'Reilly Media, Inc.) 2005 social, people, tools, community, materials, magazine, crafts, diy, informationm entertain, research, art, new techniques, crafting projects
CRAFT is dedicated to the renaissance that's occurring within the world of crafts. Celebrating the DIY spirit, CRAFT's goal is to unite, inspire, inform, and entertain a growing community of highly imaginative and resourceful people who are transforming traditional art and crafts with unconventional, unexpected, and even renegade techniques, materials, and tools; people who undertake amazing crafting projects in their homes and communities.
Craftivism Betsy Greer (Craftivism) creativity, community, critical, writing, knitting, diy, activism, craft, political, social
Craftivism is the practice of engaged creativity, especially regarding political or social causes. By using their creative energy to help make the world a better place, craftivists help bring about positive change via personalized activism. Craftivism allows practitioners to customize their particular skills to address particular causes.
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.
Eyebeam (Eyebeam) no-profit center, art and technology, new technologies, media arts, new media, cultural, social
Eyebeam is the leading not-for-profit art and technology center in the United States. Founded in 1996 and incorporated in 1997, Eyebeam was conceived as a non-profit art and technology center dedicated to exposing broad and diverse audiences to new technologies and media arts, while simultaneously establishing and demonstrating new media as a significant genre of cultural production
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.
FASHION-able. hacktivism and engaged fashion design Otto von Busch (School of Design and Crafts (HDK) Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts University of Gothenburg) 2008 open source fashion, hacktivism, reverse engineering, book
Thesis: This thesis consists of a series of extensive projects which aim to explore a new designer role for fashion. It is a role that experiments with how fashion can be reverse engineered, hacked, tuned and shared among many participants as a form of social activism. This social design practice can be called the hacktivism of fashion. It is an engaged and collective process of enablement, creative resistance and DIY practice, where a community share methods and experiences on how to expand action spaces and develop new forms of craftsmanship. In this practice, the designer engages participants to reform fashion from a phenomenon of dictations and anxiety to a collective experience of empowerment, in other words, to make them become fashion-able. As its point of departure, the research takes the practice of hands-on exploration in the DIY upcycling of clothes through “open source” fashion “cookbooks”. By means of hands-on processes, the projects endeavour to create a complementary understanding of the modes of production within the field of fashion design. The artistic research projects have ranged from DIY-kits released at an international fashion week, fashion experiments in galleries, collaborative “hacking” at a shoe factory, engaged design at a rehabilitation centre as well as combined efforts with established fashion brands. Using parallels from hacking, heresy, fan fiction, small change and professional-amateurs, the thesis builds a non-linear framework by which the reader can draw diagonal interpretations through the artistic research projects presented. By means of this alternative reading new understandings may emerge that can expand the action spaces available for fashion design. This approach is not about subverting fashion as much as hacking and tuning it, and making its sub-routines run in new ways, or in other words, bending the current while still keeping the power on.
Feeding the eye: essays Anne Hollander 1999 haute couture, film, fashion, fantasy, erotic, emotional, designers, dance, creative culture, couture, costume, corsets, clothes, Chanel, artistic, androgyny, aesthetic, actual, book, look, mode, modern, performance, photographs, social style
Since the advent of cinema, visual art has tended to be perceived as if it were in motion. Artists now create less often in fresco or carved stone and more on film and tape, on the dance stage, or in the ever changing, ever moving medium of clothes. In this remarkable collection, Anne Hollander ranges over art of the twentieth and other centuries with unusual depth of historical insight to explore these rich, diverse visual treasures and the underlying themes that connect them.
Feel The Vibe Stoffel Kuenen 2002 biofeedback, social, interaction
once you become a b/wearer first you get a feel for what the subtle signals from cellipus tell you when there are no other people around (biofeedback) second you get a feel for how the signals behave when you are with other people third you get a feel for what the subtle signals mean when the cellipi around enable you to feel the signals from cellipi of other b/wearers (social-biofeedback) finally, your awareness of the psycho-physiological interactions in a social setting has been raised and cellipus becomes redundant
Goldsmiths Design (Goldsmiths Design, University of London) design, university, school, research
Design has a huge influence on the way we live. In an increasingly uncertain world we are facing, for instance, climate change, globalised consumerism and social fragmentation. So designers need to think more deeply, critically and creatively about their activities than ever before. Appreciating this, we have developed contemporarily engaged and future-sensitive academic programmes that cultivate versatile, pioneering graduates, critically aware of their responsibilities to the environment and of the ethical dimension of their activities in influencing social processes and cultural formation.
How To Get What You Want Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson (Kobakant) 2007 DIY, fabric, LED, workshop, wearable technology, sensor, social
The site documents the range of wearable technology and soft circuit solutions that we have developed for our own practice since 2007. Many interesting techniques and possibilities never make it into a finished project. The site also contains collections of material and tool resources and example projects that explain the integration of individual solutions for smaller projects, aimed at showcasing what is possible and how it is possible.
Inflatable Dress Diana Eng 2003 diy, interaction, wearable, no hide electronics, change shape and colours, dress, cloth accessories tech, social
Diana Eng, in collaboration with Emily Albinski, created this gorgeous dress way back in 2003, which ended up making its way on the cover of ID Magazine. The designers used this project to explore how they could use electronics to change the shape and color of a gown. The dress inflates to allow you to change itís shape. Pump up the back or the sides to change its silhouette. The designers made no attempt to hide the electronics, rather, they exposed the spaghetti-ball of wires and components as the main aesthetic.
Interface Culture (Kunst Universitat Linz-Department of Media) interface, artist, researcher, students, university, school
Acting as creative artists and researchers, students learn how to advance the state of the art of current interface technologies and applications. Through interdisciplinary research and team work, they also develop new aspects of interface design including its cultural and social applications. The themes elaborated under the Master's programme in relation to interactive technologies include Interactive Environments, Interactive Art, Ubiquitous Computing, game design, VR and MR environments, Sound Art, Media Art, Web-Art, Software Art, HCI research and interaction design.
Intimacy Daan Roosegaarde (V2_, Studio Roosegaarde) 2009 smart foils, electronic art, fashion, wireless, wearable, garments, social, interaction
Intimacy, developed by Studio Roosegaarde and V2_Lab, is a project that straddles the world of fashion, wearables and the electronic arts, while exploring the relation between technology and intimacy in contemporary tech-society. The project consists of high-tech garments made with wireless, interactive technologies and smart foils, which can become transparent.
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.
Lizzard Dress Alis Cambol 2007 sensors, dress, wearable, organic design, non verbal communication, social, interaction, express yourself
Alis Cambol has added the dimension of non-verbal communication patterns that make her designs more organic and show familiar patterns like the Lizard Dress which raises the frill collar in moments of aggression and fear. The sensors to lift or lower the frill collar is integrated in the dressí arm so when the wearer crosses her arms ñ a sign of being uncomfortable or defensive ñ the frill collar will raise.
Locast (MIT Media Lab) MIT Media Lab, platform, web and mobile applications, interaction design, urban space, social, users
Locast is a flexible and cutting-edge location-based platform that combines distributed Web and Mobile applications that create hyperlocal and highly-connected experiences. Locast superimposes layers of collectively generated information within the physical space. This augmentation of urban space is democratically operated by Locast users, in real time, as they participate in the content-generation process.
Mediamatic (Mediamatic) screenings in public space, lectures, new technologies, cultural developments, crew, atelier, magazine, events, salons, people, news, workshops, presentations, exhibitions, community, software, art projects, mediamatic lab, social software applications, internships, blog
We are interested in the cultural developments that go hand in hand with new technologies and in new technologies that cause cultural development. We organize exhibitions, salons, lectures, workshops, screenings in public space and develop software and art projects, and we used to publish the magazine Mediamatic Off-Line.
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.
Modes for Urban Moods Teresa Almeida 2005 wearable coping mechanism, social, interaction, dress, sculptural expressions, dress, wearable, expands in size
Modes for Urban Moods are a suite of wearable coping mechanisms that explore relationships in public spaces and materialize invisible social networks.
NIMk (NIMk-The Netherlands Media Art Institute) collection, research, presentation, media art, visual arts, technologies, application, institute, cultural, social
The Netherlands Media Art Institute (NIMk) promotes the wide development, application and distribution of, and reflection on new technologies in the visual arts. The Netherlands Media Art Institute supports media art in three core areas: presentation, research and collection, and through its facilities provides extensive services for artists and art institutions. Associated with this are educational programmes, which are developed for all activities. The NIMk is supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the city of Amsterdam
Platforms Norene Leddy (The Aphrodite Project Team) 2000 social sculpture, wearable, shoes, sex, DIY, platform, community
Platforms, the latest series of work in the ongoing Aphrodite Project, is a social sculpture: an interactive, wearable device that is a conceptual homage to the cult of the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, a practical object for contemporary sex workers, and a vehicle for public dialogue. An integrated system of shoes and online services, Platforms draws on innovations made by venerated courtesans from antiquity to improve conditions of 21st century women. Despite advances in culture and technology, sex workers are now perceived to be outlaws by trade and are vulnerable to surveillance and violence. Platforms empowers people by providing tools they need to stay safe.
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.
Studio subTela Barbara Layne (Hexagram Institute) institute, research, visual art, engineering, intelligent clothing, smart fabrics
Barbara Layne is the Director of Studio subTela at the Hexagram Institute where she works with a team of graduate students from Visual Arts and Engineering at Concordia University and a variety of international collaborators. The Studio is focused on the development of intelligent cloth structures for the creation of artistic, performative and functional textiles. Natural materials are woven in alongside microcomputers and sensors to create surfaces that are receptive and responsive to external stimuli. Controllable arrays of Light Emitting Diodes present changing patterns and texts through the structure of cloth. Wireless transmission systems have also been developed to support real time communication. In both wearable systems and site related installations, textiles are used to address the social dynamic of fabric and human interaction.
Switch Alison Lewis 2008 blog, technology, life & style, social look, fashion, wearable, news, craft, diy
Switch is a technology life & style blog, which showcases innovative design, fashion and topics from a female perspective. Switch is not just another tech blog about gadgets or digital design, but rather a social look at technology through the genres of fashion, beauty, design and craft. Emily Turrettini social network, new technologies, text messaging, mobile content, cell phones, weblogs, geek, nerd is the entry point of three weblogs devoted to cell phones and mobile content, focusing on text messaging and cell phone usage around the world, tracking the latest news and social impact of these new technologies.