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Fashionable Technology: The Intersection Of Design, Fashion, Science, And Technology

The interplay of electronic textiles and wearable technology, wearables for short, and fashion, design and science is a highly promising and topical subject. Offered here is a compact survey of the theory involved and an explanation of the role technology plays in a fabric or article of clothing. The practical application is explained in detail and numerous illustrations serve as clarification. Over 50 well-known designers, research institutes, companies and artists, among them Philips, Burton, MIT Media Lab, XS Labs, New York University, Hussein Chalayan, Cute Circuit or International Fashion Machines are introduced by means of their latest, often still unpublished, project, and a survey of their work to date. Given for the first time is a list of all the relevant information on research institutes, materials, publications etc. A must for all those wishing to know everything about fashionable technology.

Hardcover: 249 pages

Publisher: Springer Vienna Architecture; 1 edition (May 19, 2008)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 3211744983

ISBN-13: 978-3211744987

Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 7 x 0.9 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds

Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Fashionable Technology is an excellent source of information about the topic of Wearable Electronic, the fusion of technology and fashion.The book contains a extensive overview of wearable electronic projects and products starting with the first emergence of this fast growing technology up to the latest developments in this field. Useful as information source with highly inspirational value for people interested into this field like students, researcher and companies interested to explore interactive clothing.Next to the overview of many projects and products documented with a wealth of photos, the book contains a list of materials typical in the field of e-textiles as well as online resources, list of Institutes and events related to wearable electronics.It's the most up-to-date and most comprehensive work about 'technology meets fashion' book currently on the market.

Very nice introduction to the small but ever expanding world of wearable technology!

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