Functional Aesthetics: Visions in Fashionable Technology
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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.
Suzanne Lee is a senior research fellow in fashion at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design London and a creative consultant for London-based fashion brands. She is the author of the seminal book Fashioning The Future: Tomorrow’s Wardrobe (Thames & Hudson 2005) and a recognized expert on how emergent technologies propose radical new innovations for the fashion industry. Lee consults, lectures, and exhibits her work internationally. The team is comprised of research assistants Marion
present in human blood. The aim is to detect and monitor, through appropriate conductivity measurements, the physiological health of people wearing the treated cotton garment. Commercial applications of Caleo-Tex commenced in 2010. reLIGHT is a new generation light source based on electro-luminescent technology. reLIGHT is a soft shining cape with physical-mechanical properties that make it lightweight, foldable, and durable. Thanks to its unique light emission – diffuse, uniform, fascinating –
medical diagnosis support. Biodevices is based in Espinho, Portugal. Project collaborators are IEETA and Petratex (Paços de Ferreira, Portugal). Keywords: long-term ECG, medical diagnosis, monitoring In development since 2008, VitalJacket® uses No-sew technology, a new technique for seamless garments where the details are joined with special glues. The Vital Jacket® HWM is a heart wave monitor that continuously stores data up to 72 hours. The product consists of a T-Shirt, a small hardware box
expertise needed to successfully bring products to the market is a unique skill set that combines market know-how, product development, user aspirations, available technology, manufacturing resources, legal ramiﬁcations, and cost structures. Designers must have a comprehensive understanding of the purpose, the user, the interaction, and – for commercial applications – the right price point. An appealing design in combination with an intuitive interface and suitable materials will make for a
Queen Mary, University of London, under the Platform Grant (EPSRC grant EP/ E045235/1) for the ACM Creativity and Cognition Conference 2009 and supported by the Interactional Sound and Music Group. Special thanks to Nick Bryan-Kinns and Mark Plumbley for their support and advice, to Niamh O’Connor, Judy Zhang, and Stacey Grant for creative assistance, and to Vesselin Iordanov for technical assistance. Sound design: Tim Murray- 64 Brown; Creative assistant: Rachel Lamb A result of