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I stopped by the Girls Eye View: Project Walkway & Fashionable Technology book launch @ eyebeam. During Project Walkway eight female participants from local high school Bayard Rustin Academy for Art and Music have been learning the fundamentals of electronics and wearable technologies. The runway show ended with the book launch of Sabine Seymour’s Fashionable Technology: The Intersection of Design, Fashion, Science and Technology. You can get the book via Amazon… visit Fashionable Technology & see more photos here.

Fashionable Technology. The Intersection of Design, Fashion, Science, and Technology by Sabine Seymour. 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Hussein Chalayan, Cute Circuit or International Fashion Machines are introduced by means of their latest, often still unpublished, project, and a survey of their work to date.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.


I shot a quick video of one project, Ayah Bdeir’s electric & flying underwear.


Editor’s note: This is part of the “mobile post” series which will appear on MAKE – sponsored by Windows Mobile. Only the links and voice that appear in the mobile post box (below) are part of the campaign on MAKE – pt.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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