back to articles list »

Fashion Technology

SXSW 2009 was Twittastic!

Things have been wonderfully hectic and I have been Twittering away with my few friends from the SXSW Interactive and Film Festival. While I like to Tweet, this was Twittering at its best to keep up with the latest news, best panels, and parties. If you were not on Twitter, you were missing out. Here is a super quick post SXSW update. 

Continue Reading »

Alison at SXSW

HugShirt generates Excitement and Disbelief at Mobile World Congress

We love hugs, even if it is sent to you remotely through a piece of clothing.

This week, Cute Circuit, showed their Hug Shirt at the Mobile World Congress where apparently the Minister for Trade and Investment, Lord Mervyn Davies, received a tele-hug that was transmitted across the conference space.

His smile upon receiving the hug says it all.

Continue Reading »

High Tech gear for Olympic Fencers

This year, the Olympic fencers showed off in style and wore helmets that display the scores through LED technology. Check out the smart articles and poetic imagery as seen on Gizmodo and on Big Picture at Boston.com. 

 

Continue Reading »

DIY Lighted Doggie Coat for the Fashionable Pup

This summer I met and talked with fellow dog lover, Cali Lewis of Geek Brief.tv for MyHome2.0. Cali has a sweet little pet Chihuahua named Sydney, and I made her a stylish fiber-optic doggie coat with a sparkling bone design. Below I've put together some instructions to compliment the DIY web episode on MyHome 2.0so you can make one for your little pooch!

Continue Reading »

Interview with Syuzi Pakchyan on Fashioning Technology

I met Syuzi Pakchyan at the 2006 Maker Faire in San Francisco. At that at time, Syuzi had just finished her thesis titled "SparkLab" where she was exploring the intersection between culture, technology and craft. She was doing a workshop where crafters made light up bracelets with conductive thread and snaps. Of course, we hit it off right away and we had a wonderful interview which never made it to Switch because of a microphone malfunction.

Continue Reading »

"Femme Fashion Tech" by Alison Lewis

Alison Lewis from IHeartSwitch publishes "Femme Fashion Tech," which discusses the draw of women to the fashionable technology world. The article can be found in this issue of ANAT's (Australian Network for Art and Technology) Filter magazine entitled CODING CLOTH.

The CODING CLOTH issue delves into the topics of textiles and electronics and dares to ask, 'what is the future of wearable technologies'? The journal is part of a larger exhibition of interactive textiles on display at ANAT called Coded Cloth, New Media Textile.

Continue Reading »