Powering comfortable and easy to maintain smart devices and garments is one of the biggest challenges facing designers working in fashion and wearable tech. How might technology be seamlessly integrated into textiles so that they're wireless, rechargeable, and washable? Can hardware really be soft? Join us at the next Computational Fashion panel as engineer and battery expert Dan Steingart (Princeton University) moderates the discussion featuring John Kymissis (Columbia University) and other designers, scientists, and engineers working at the cutting edge of energy and high performance wear.
Dan Steingart, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton.
In today’s visually oriented culture, which increasingly communicates through images rather than text, emoji comprise a kind of “visual vernacular,” a language that conveys humor, ambiguity and personality as well as meaning.
The Society for Environmental Graphic Design brought together technology, design and interaction experts, as well as 200 attendees passionate about design, to discuss how location-based technologies are transforming our experience of physical spaces and to explore what lies ahead.
Signal Strength is a project to advance mobile democracy. It consists of modules for ad-hoc social networking that let people in an urban area interact offline, leveraging their mobile phones for untraceable communications.
The Real Costs is a Firefox web browser plug-in that inserts CO2 emissions data into airplane travel e-commerce websites such as Orbitz.com, United.com, Delta.com, and so on. Like the nutritional information labeling included on food packaging, this plug-in provides emissions information that is otherwise excluded from travel websites.
Audiovisual technology has returned to spectacle. Artists are armed with new technologies for fusing space and image, sound and sight. What they tend not to have is permanent spaces. And that lack of venues has made audiovisual artists nomadic and provisional, constrained to hastily-provisioned, rectangular, sometimes dim projections. In short, for revolutions to happen, you do need special venues, not just special artists.
Speakers for the home theater can get frighteningly expensive. The first time I saw speakers that sold for tens of thousands of dollars I figured there couldn’t be that much work put into the things. One of those crazy expensive sets of speakers was the Bowers & Wilkins Nautilus, which served as the inspiration for Alfonso de Rojas to build his own a few years back.