21 October 2005

Fashion show dedicated to wearable computers held in 大阪 (Osaka, Japan)

Source: Horizons <http://horizons.free.fr/seikatsu/eng/events/2005-10_jp-osaka_iswc-fashion.htm>

The International Symposium on Wearable Computers (aka ISWC2005), which took place in 大阪 (Osaka, Japan), included a fashion show dedicated to wearable computers. The majority of models were proposed by チームつかもと (Team Tsukamoto). The designs were more aesthetic than functional, but this is bound to change in the coming years. The organization of such a fashion show in 大阪 (Osaka) is quite natural because the famous specialist 塚本昌彦 (TSUKAMOTO Masahiko) formerly belonged to 大阪大学 (Osaka university), and is still nearby at 神戸大学 (Kobe university).

The evening fashion show featured numerous luminous accessories and garments, and presented concepts such as garments on which one can play music... [Read more and see photos]

02 March 2005

Janine Benyus: 12 sustainable design ideas from nature

Source: TED Talks <http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/18>

With 3.8 billion years of research and development on its side, nature has already solved problems that human designers and engineers still struggle with. In this inspiring talk, Janine Benyus provides fascinating examples of biomimicry -- the way humans mimic nature in the products we build and the systems we implement... [View the video]