Archive for the ‘Fabric’ Category
Great Wired article on the future of electronic devices and the trends towards wearables. One thing that this thesis has highlighted so far is the lack of aggregated information on the subject of wearables, although a few craft-based blogs etc, nothing too impressive or picking up a lot of momentum online which makes me think that maybe i should put my money where my mouth is and start something… having ideas, hmmm coming soon. This also makes me think more generally about technology and how close we are willing to be to it now versus the fears that people had when the radio and the television came out in the last century. Wearables is of course as step before the implanted RFID chips under your skin : )
Sigh. Ok so I’ve been thinking about the olden values we had when we were dealing with physical tokens to exchange music or the social and status-related social intricacies that musical taste can bridge and i find it hilarious to see this iPod bag that has a pair of embedded speakers on it. Its proving that although the medium of individual pieces of music has changed, nothing else has, our social needs remain the same and in a way, the iPod hasn’t changed much.
Interesting project that acts as ” GPS unit that can phone home with realtime tracking data”… interesting but does that mean i can no longer tap someone on the shoulder without thinking its going to alert local authorities?
Nokia’s new “L’Amour Collection” (love the use of french for this title) uses a definite fabric and leather visual language for their new designer collection. Although they are of course still using metal and plastic covers, they are recognising the use of textile fabric inspired look and feel to their phone. Definitely getting closer and closer to my thesis result.
I like this set that came out originally in 1983 but that they are rereleasing again, showing once more that consumer involvement in a product’s lifespan creates richer relationships.
Via Cool Hunting.