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.
digital imaging, textiles Garment-ID, launched in 2008, is an interplay between cloth fabrication and printed textile 117 118 design using non-conventional materials and approaches to challenge preconceptions and traditions in clothing. While form, ﬁber, or style categorize some garments, a generic name or a single word can describe or associate others. Printing processes such as dye sublimation inkjet printing, laser etching, and screen-printing are employed to probe new patterning
applications in ﬁbers, fabrics, composite textile structures, extreme sport equipment, and safety equipment. Keywords: nanoparticles, impregnation, electro-luminescent, light Caleo-Tex is a textile ﬁnishing treatment based on carbon nanoparticles able to confer conductive properties to natural ﬁbers and fabrics. The result is a cotton warmer than wool when properly powered. The special impregnation process – simple, fast, low cost, 141 reLIGHT 142 and potentially applicable at an
accelerometer technology. The monitor 194 is small, lightweight, and waterproof. Information is then easily transferred in one simple step via USB to a personal web page that keeps track of progress against both daily targets and longer-term goals. It is the use of all three mechanisms of support together – monitoring, measuring, and motivating through a personal coach – which Philips believes will lead to healthier everyday decisions and a sustained active lifestyle. www.directlife.philips.com
isolation of the body, Filmer attempts to push the boundaries of art and accessories, creating objects that occupy a middle ground between art and design. Keywords: body, jewelry, materials, exploration, craftsmanship Chocolate Mask was produced in London in 2001 with the Elisabeth Shaw Chocolate company by casting chocolate into a silicone mold before attaching the gold-plated silver mouthpiece. Working with chocolate was part of a series of her works, where the experience of wearing objects is
seen as precious, rather than object material alone. Chocolate melts at body temperature, demonstrating the wearer as the dominant value factor. The object life is limited, and yet the experience of wearing it reaches our senses of taste and touch, of consumption and sensuality. The Mask was made for a shoot in the 2nd issue of Another Magazine, photographed by Richard Burbridge. 49 Shoulder Ball Lense 50 Keywords: emotional sensing, jewelry, light, hybrid Shoulder Ball Lense was exhibited