In what follows, we briefly outline the main trends regarding a discussion of wearable technology on two Finnish digital news platforms: Helsingin Sanomat (HS) and YLE. The former is one of the largest commercial newspapers in Finland with paid access to its materials. In 2019, HS had around 100 000 regular digital subscribes, and an … Continue reading Discussions on wearable technology in Finnish digital media: general trends
Our short aspirational video is about a future of clothing and wearable technology. This is an artistic video that we made together with visual artist Alisa Javits and PhD candidate Дарья Морозова. Unlike our previous video "Take it slow!", which was done as a scripted research-based film, this video is created as an arts-based research … Continue reading New video: A Clothing Odyssey
The author of this post - Daria Morozova - participated in the development of an idea of the wearable that H&M has developed into a prototype Gentle, passionate, soothing, friendly, flirty… This is what touch can be like. Touch is believed to be one of the basic human needs that expresses a wide range of … Continue reading Wear Your Love: H&M Launches a Wearable
The pace at which various high -tech products have proliferated in consumer markets during the past few decades has been furious. Think for instance the emergence of mobile phones in the 1980s in comparison to today’s nearly 5 billion mobile phone users. Yet the future forecast is even more inconceivable: the Internet of Things (IoT) … Continue reading The sustainability of wearables will depend on how we use them
In June 2019, a fast fashion giant H&M (German branch) together with a Berlin based think tank The Do School gathered 23 professionals from different countries and backgrounds to create the prototypes of wearables. From a presentation by H&M, one could conclude that the company was worrying about sales drops and considering making something innovative, … Continue reading H&M considers a wearable apparel
The market of wearables is quite heterogeneous in terms of products and creators. On the one hand, there are smart watches and fitness trackers that have become familiar for many of us. On the other, there are highly creative unique pieces like a dress called “Herself” that purifies air - https://www.designboom.com/design/air-purifying-dress/. Or another dress by … Continue reading Review of the wearables’ market: products and players
Anneke Smelik is Katrien van Munster professor of Visual Culture at the Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands), where she is coordinator of the MA programme ‘Creative Industries’. She published widely on identity, body, memory and technology in fashion, cinema, videoclips and digital art. Her most recent books include Delft Blue to Denim Blue. Contemporary Dutch Fashion; … Continue reading On December 10th our project hosted a guest lecture by professor Anneke Smelik “CRAFTING WEARABLES: TECHNOLOGY, IDENTITY AND SUSTAINABILITY”.