The Binary Glove, by game designer Pete Hawkes, is a fun interactive gaming wearable that teaches you a bit about bits. Each fingertip represents a bit value in a simple binary sequence 1, 2, 4, 8, and 16 and is fitted with a pressure sensor that turns each bit on and off. The LCD displays the sum total of the sequence along with each value in the sequence.
The glove has two modes: learning and play.… Continue
Added by Syuzi on November 29, 2010 at 10:52am —
These gorgeous sculptural garments are made from laser cut neoprene by Berlin-based fashion student Alba Prat.
The aquatic world is being transformed into a grey and contaminated place without life as a result of the industrialization era. Thousands tons of plastic end in the ocean every year. As plastic hardly disintegrates, a synthetic environment is slowly coming over the underwater… Continue
Added by Syuzi on November 26, 2010 at 4:11pm —
Citizen Sensor, developed by Parson's student Joe Saavedra, is an environmentally sensitive wearable that allows a collective of eco-conscious citizens to collect, monitor and share their recorded environmental conditions.
The wearable is a modular system designed to work with a variety of "plug and play" sensors. Currently the sensors can monitor the levels of carbon monoxide… Continue
Added by Syuzi on November 22, 2010 at 10:30am —
Soft Technology is a research project about electronic textiles and materials. With one foot firmly planted in the DIY- tradition within the field of electronic art, Soft Technology spreads knowledge and understanding about electronics and technology in a textile context . Goals for the project are to collect resources, experience and competence as well as to aspire towards the development of an active network of Scandinavian artists, beyond… Continue
Added by Hillevi on November 19, 2010 at 2:54am —
If you're in New York please drop by the Functional Aesthetics symposium and book launch tomorrow on Nov 19. The series celebrates the launch of the Fashionable Technology Lab at Parsons (Congrats Sabine!), a research center that explores the intersection of design, technology, science and fashion.
Novel Architecture is a project created at the High-Low Tech research group at MIT by students Jie Qi and Adrian Melia. It appears to be a continuation of an exploration in paper computing combined with pop ups that began with the Electronic Popables project.
Ref is a wearable pet made by Jens Dyvik for his graduation from the Design Academy Eindhoven. Ref is worn on the wrist and helps you become aware of your emotional state by sensing your heartbeat and mirroring your state of excitement through… Continue
So to continue all the Tron Legacy hype, Disney synced up with Adidas and Oryon Tech to bring you a pair of Tron-inspired Adidas kicks that glow (some Ts included as well). What's interesting about these shoes is that they use a patented EL technology Elastolite that is directly printed on textiles themselves.…
The function of a model is that she makes a design look good. She as a person with a body is made somewhat invisible through the orchestrated walk down the runway, in which even the expression on her face is part of the set design. With the heartbeat dress fashion designer Anouk Wipprecht reflects on the position of the model in the world of fashion, by introducing a hard-to-control part of our biology, our heartbeat, in the context of the… Continue
I think I possibly had the best Halloween ever! It's partly due to the fact that I had so much fun running around as Quorra for two nights in a row.
The costume is made from faux leather and EL Film strips. The luminescent panels are removable, velcored onto the leather vest in order to make the top washable. To be frank, the cutting and re-soldering the EL film was quite tricky to work with but I think I managed to the tame the beast with… Continue
Happy Monday everyone! I am delighted to introduce and welcome a new guest blogger Geri-Ayn Gaul.
When she isn’t working as a healthcare technology strategist in San Francisco, Geri-Ayn Gaul spends her hours soldering soft circuits, devouring design blogs, crafting handmade terrariums, and globetrotting to remote corners of the world. Geri-Ayn's interest in wearable technology began with Diana Eng's el wire lightning bug dress, and… Continue