The Intersection of Design, Fashion, Science, and Technology
by Sabine Seymour
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Hussein Chalayan, Cute Circuit or International Fashion Machines are introduced by means of their latest, often still unpublished, project, and a survey of their work to date.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.
Dr. Sabine Seymour is an innovator and trend spotter who focuses on next generation ‘wearables’ and the intersection between aesthetics and function. She is the chief creative officer of her company Moondial, which develops fashionable wearables and consults on fashionable technology to companies worldwide.
Sabine is the director of the Fashionable Technology Lab at Parsons The New School for Design in New York and educates at numerous institutions worldwide, including the University of Arts and Industrial Design in Linz, Austria. Sabine serves as a jury and editorial review board member for many renowned institutions, conferences, and publications. She is widely published and curates, exhibits, and lectures internationally. She has received numerous grants and awards.
Press: press [at] moondial.com
Lectures and curatorial: moon [at] moondial.com