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Paco Rabanne's 1969 Fashion Collection Video

The only designers that impact our sensabilities as a culture try something totally new, work with unique materials, and challenge our idea of fashion and wearability.

Paco Rabanne is one such designer.

In 1969, the same year as the Moon Landing, he presented the world with a haute couture collection made up of metal and plastics (seen above). I am impressed by the video and find it reminencent of the kinds of designs that we find today with Iris Van Herpen and Hussein Chalayan.

Via: The MOD ONE

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Ada Lovelace Day! My Heroine: Jerry Cobb

Today is Ada Lovelace Day, an international day of blogging to celebrate the achievements of women in technology and science. Ada (seen above in a lovely lace gown) wrote the world’s first computer programs for the Analytical Engine, a general-purpose machine invented by, Charles Babbage - Way to go Ada!

I am celebrating this day by writing about one of my favorite women in technology, Jerrie Cobb (above posing next to the Mercury spaceship capsule) . Jerrie was the first woman picked to undergo the grueling astronautical space tests in 1960 to become an astronaut, but was never allowed to take flight into space simply because of her gender.

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Dos and Don'ts of Everyday Techno Fashion

I saw this post on Frisky about the NY Times article and noticed the comments about how bright my necklace is. I just had to let people know that I AGREE!

Photo by Ryan Collerd for The New York Times [Left] Photo from my iPhone [Right]

In the photo from the NY Times, it looks like I am wearing a super bright fantastic necklace, but in real life it just isn’t that intense. I make it brighter for events or PR, because well, it's pretty and the shadows casted are interesting.

For me, technology is about subtle hints and hues, not about a blinking ravers’ paradise on my body. Just because its electronic, doesn’t mean all rules of fashion should be thrown out. And, for those of us who love technology accents, we need to recognize that the fashion world is not comfortable with wearable light shows, unless they are on the runway. To help demonstrate this idea I have put together a short list of a glamour girls dos and don’ts with electronic clothing and accessories for everyday wear - stress on the word “everyday.” 

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Conductive Body Paint makes sweet music

The beauty of Visualizing Sound

The visual results of scientific exploration can be absolutely beautiful.

Today, after watching this inspirational video talk on Cymatics, the process of visualizing sound, by Evan Grant. I was inspired to learn more. I did a search for artists and designers who are making sound a part of their aesthetic and what I found is just plain cool. I suspect there are many more working wtih sound out there, but here are a few to start:

Artist Katie Davies created these 3D Sound Prints, which transforms sound into a three-dimensional form using a combination of different specialiized software.

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Pimp My Heart - B*TCH

Sweet child o' mine, I am loving this pimped out heart necklace by T A K E H I T O / E T A N I

Takehito says the necklace is designed "to amplify the heartbeat of a car driver in real time through an interface with a beefed up car audio aftermarket system. The intervention/invention achieves an ultimate unity between car and driver.

Link Via: http://www.takehitoetani.com/hbbb.html

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