Filed under zine | Tags: · critical making, design, disobedience, electronics, engineering, industrial design, technology, wearable computing
Disobedient Electronics: Protest “highlights confrontational work from industrial designers, electronic artists, hackers and makers from 10 countries that disobey conventions. Topics include the wage gap between women and men, the objectification of women’s bodies, gender stereotypes, wearable electronics as a form of protest, robotic forms of protest, counter-government-surveillance and privacy tools, and devices designed to improve an understanding of climate change.”
Edited by Garnet Hertz
Self-published in Vancouver, 2017
PDF edition, January 2018
Filed under book | Tags: · aesthetics, design, fashion, fashion design, technology, wearable computing
Functional Aesthetics is a sequel to Seymour’s highly acclaimed book “Fashionable Technology” (Springer 2008) and contains new state-of-the-art and revealing artistic and design examples focusing on the aesthetic and functional aspects. Chapters like Contextual Prerequisite, Body Sculpture, or Transparent Sustainability provide in-depth studies of often visionary projects seen as stimulation for new developments in the matured field of “Fashionable Technology“. The book presents inspiring projects between the poles of fashion, design, technology, and sciences. It includes a list of relevant information on DIY resources, publications, inspirations, etc.
Publisher Springer, 2010
ISBN 3709103118, 9783709103111
S. Seymour: Fashionable Technology – The Intersection of Design, Fashion, Science and Technology (2008))
Filed under book | Tags: · fashion, science, technology, textile, wearable computing
The interplay of electronic textiles and wearable technology, wearables for short, and fashion, design and science is a highly promising and topical subject. Offered here is a compact survey of the theory involved and an explanation of the role technology plays in a fabric or article of clothing. The practical application is explained in detail and numerous illustrations serve as clarification. Over 50 well-known designers, research institutes, companies and artists, among them Philips, Burton, MIT Media Lab, XS Labs, New York University, Hussein Chalayan, Cute Circuit or International Fashion Machines are introduced by means of their latest, often still unpublished, project, and a survey of their work to date. Given for the first time is a list of all the relevant information on research institutes, materials, publications etc. A must for all those wishing to know everything about fashionable technology.
Publisher: Springer, 2008
ISBN: 3211744983, 9783211744987
Length: 249 pages