18th international symposium on wearables in Seattle

I was part of the jury panel (together with Maggie Orth, Asta Roesway, Meg Grant) of the 18th annual International Symposium on Wearable Computers, invited by Design Exhibition Chair: Troy Nachtigall. ISWC 2014 is the premier forum for wearable computing and issues related to on-body and worn mobile technologies. ISWC 2014 brings together researchers, product vendors, fashion designers, textile manufacturers, end users, and related professionals to share information and advances in wearable computing. ISWC 2014 will be held September 13-17 in Seattle, Washington, collocated with Ubicomp 2014. Selected accepted designs will be exhibited at Microsoft Research Studio 99 in Seattle for six weeks following the conference. ISWC 2014’s Juried Design Exhibition invites submissions of original works of wearable technology and/or novel applications for new audiences using existing technologies. Submissions may comprise any type of wearable technology (electronic, mechanical, textile and garment-based, etc). Awards for the best design will be given in three categories: Aesthetic, and Functional and Fiber Art. Awards Winners

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Where does all the clothing go? – Insights from academic research, but without the jargon

This post was written by Pamela Ravasio and orginally posted on Shirahime From Friday 20 to Sunday 22nd of January 2012 the ‘Everything must go‘ exhibition in the South Bank’s Oxo Wharf (London, UK) opened its doors to the public. The event was in many ways special: Not only aimed at bringing interested non-academics and academics together, but its principle aim was to convey to the general public academic research results around recycling commodity chains (from the ‘Waste of the World’ and ‘Worn Clothing‘ project) acquired over the course of 5 full years. The mentioned two projects have 2 major focus areas: Clothing Recycling and the recycling (scavenging) of ships in dedicated shipyards. While the facts and stories about ship recycling impressed through the strength and rawness of their on-site report, it was the how ingeniously literally everything gets a new lease of life left in developing country that made a a lasting impression on me. This all said, it

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Pinky Show in Slovenia

(EN) Pinky and friends visited Slovenia to participate in a series of debates and an art exhibition on radical education. They also went to ROG, the former bycicle factory that became a social center. ————— (IT) Pinky e i suoi amici hanno visitato la Sloveinia per partecipare a una serie di dibattiti e a una mostra sul tema dell’educazione radicale. Sono anche stati al ROG, l’ex fabbrica di biciclette diventato un centro sociale.

An exhibition in San Francisco / Una mostra a San Francisco

(EN) A growing number of creatives want to design for a better world. This exhibition explores the definition of Social Design showcasing social designers who are paving the way. I wish my teleport was not broken… —— (IT) Un numero crescente di creativi vorrebbe lavorare per migliorare il mondo. La mostra che si tiene fino a fine marzo a S.Franscisco esplora il concetto di Social Design, esibendo alcuni lavori di designers sociali che stanno esplorando questa strada. Vorrei che il mio teletrasporto non si fosse rotto…