The Emerging Convergence of Mobile and Wearable Computing

SPRING 2014
The Emerging Convergence of Mobile and Wearable Computing
Academic elective
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.

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January 30 / 2014
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The Skin as Metaphor

Fall 2013
Academic elective
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.

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August 30 / 2013
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Fashionable Technology: Science

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.

ft.parsons.edu/science

January 20 / 2013
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Fashionable Technology: Chicks on Speed

Fashionable Technology – Networked Garments / Chicks on Speed
Fall 2012
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.

http://ft.parsons.edu/chicks

 

August 30 / 2012
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Orchestral Garments

Course Fall 2012 and Spring 2013

COLLAB: ORCHESTRAL GARMENTS
PSAM 5550
CR:3, Collaboration Studio
WED 3:50 – 6:30PM
Faculty: Sabine Seymour

 

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May 07 / 2012
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Skin as Metaphor

Course Fall 2012

SKIN AS METAPHOR
PGHT 5525
Academic Elective
CR: 3
Open to: All university graduate degree students.
WED 3:50 – 5:30
Faculty: Sabine Seymour

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May 07 / 2012
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EnsAD – Parsons Workshop

February 2012

2 days workshop by EnsAD for Parsons students at Parsons in New York.

25-02-2012 / 26-02-2012

ft.parsons.edu/ensad
Images from the workshop: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ftparsons/sets/72157629148810476/

March 07 / 2012
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Fashionable Technology: Materials

Course Spring 2012

Fashionable Technology investigates the relationship between technology, fashion, craftsmanship, science, and design in a theoretical and practical framework. The class is focusing on materials from conductive skin ink to textiles sensors, from hydrochromic pigments to conductive yarns, from phase changing materials to micro processors etc.
Faculty: Sabine Seymour

ft.parsons.edu/materials

January 07 / 2012
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Wearable | Sensory | Telepresent

Course Spring 2012

Wearable | Telepresent | Sensory is an applied research collaboration course and project that brings together Parsons Design and Technology and Nokia Research Center – Beijing (NRC) to explore the present and future trends in tangible smart objects, wearables, networked sensors, devices and accessories that when linked together through a common protocol communicate it’s input and output to a larger framework in which the user engages with it, be it scientific, functional, entertainment and aesthetic.
Faculty: Sabine Seymour, Ben Bacon

ft.parsons.edu/telepresent

January 07 / 2012
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