everyone wears a watch and some of us wear glasses,
both of these are examples of wearable technology. Technology
and fashion have always been brought together to help
us interact with the world around us in different ways,
such as waterproof materials enabling us not to get
wet in the rain and man made fibres which enable us
not to have to iron our t-shirts! Now the next generation
of fashion and technology is starting to make it’s
way towards us, items of clothing that have hardware
built within them, fabrics that are digital or change
as we want them to.
Me brings to you a snap shot of where
fashion and technology currently is. It is an exhibition
of, and is your opportunity to view, current developments
in the intelligent garments, wearable computing and
will have the opportunity to view and play with computers
that fit on your back, musical insturments that you
wear, mobile phones that you put on and are truly hands
free. You will see fabrics that are sensitive to your
touch, blankets that move by themselves and images from
up and coming designers of possible future ideas of
what you will be wearing.
integration of the digital into our clothing and fashion
raises both practical and conceptual issues. The collaboration
between designers and artists from the technology hardware,
textiles and fashion industries, is very relevant to
our everyday lives.
gives us all a chance to explore the issues and see
the products at play. This week long exhibition will
include full outfits, research and prototype textiles
made by fashion designers, artists, companies and universities
research labs from around the world.
gives you the opportunity to find out what modern technology
is doing for your fashion and what you might be able
to do from your coat in the very near future…..
further information contact visit the Magna
Science Adventure Centre website
ME is a collaborative project between plan b and Future
Physical [shinkansen/East of England in co-operation
with Magna and Xybernaught with funding assistance from
Arts Council of England National Touring Programme.