The Emerging Convergence of Mobile and Wearable Computing
Faculty: Dr. Sabine Seymour
In a mobile and networked environment our bodies are becoming interfaces, mediated through mobile and wearable. The mobile phone became the predicted computational device for networked systems that includes accessories or garments like Nike+ and Adidas miCoach.
The class examines the relationship between mobile, wearable, and ubiquitous computing. Why is Steve Mann relevant when examining GoogleGlass? Is the mobile phone of the future going to become wearable? And what do we learn from past failures like WAP?
The culmination of the class is a research paper that examines a specific subject matter chosen by the student. The ongoing research assignments during the semester are posted to the blog. Guest speakers will conduct lectures in their area of expertise.
Faculty: Sabine Seymour
The Skin as Metaphor provides an extended theoretical framework for fashionable technology. The class uses the body as the centerpiece to discuss the psychology of interactivity on the body, the historical background, the intertwining of technology, science, and fashion, and precedents in art and fashion.
The concept of the body is the center for this Cluster’s research: how the body is represented and experienced in psychology, musical performances, garment construction and aesthetics, and technology and interactivity.
More information at ft.parsons.edu/body.
Spring 2013 Fashionable Technology – Science
PGTE 5597 A, CRN: 6044
Time: Tue 12:10-2:50, Room: D-1200, 6 E 16th Street
Fashionable Technology investigates the relationship between technology, fashion, craftsmanship, science, and design in a theoretical and practical framework. Technologies enrich the cognitive characteristics of our human epidermis and stimuli of our senses. This semester focuses on scientific explorations in the areas of wearables and smart textiles.
Fashionable Technology – Networked Garments / Chicks on Speed
PGTE 5597 A, CRN: 7471
CR:3, Academic Elective
Faculty: Sabine Seymour
This semester focuses on performance art on stage, and the possible dialogues between performer and audience through what they wear or interact with as body-centric musical instrument. During the first part of the semester students develop a concept of a “mobile performance interface” for the project SCREAM (Mis en Abyme) by Chicks on Speed.
2 days workshop by EnsAD for Parsons students at Parsons in New York.
25-02-2012 / 26-02-2012
Images from the workshop: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ftparsons/sets/72157629148810476/