Category: Fashion and Wearable Tech

SXSWistful

I’m sitting in a darkened theater watching a comedy show. The room seats 90 people. It’s a late show, and I only stayed out because there’s a writer from The Daily Show performing. Then the host comes out and says, “We have a very special guest with us tonight…Mr. Judd Apatow.” That’s right, the director...

Interactive Reflections

During the week leading up to SXSW Interactive, I started to panic. How was I supposed to handle something most people described as overwhelming? I had never really liked crowds, I was unsure of my abilities to cover an event like Interactive, and with so many options, I had no idea how I was going to choose what to...

Making Music Physical Again

“Print is just a broken touchscreen.” This radical statement introduced the SXSW Interactive audience Tuesday to Kate Stone and Charlotte Brimner’s panel, Making Music Physical Again. Stone, of UK technology company Novalia, explained that she works with bluetooth connectivity to build interactivity based around paper.   By channeling touch, connectivity and data back into everyday physical objects many...

Mobile: How to Build Beyond the Phone

What is the next step in mobile technology beyond the smart phone? Wearable technology – watches, activity trackers, health monitors, augmented reality headsets, pet wearables, shirt camera. Connected technology – smart house, floor mat, vehicles. This panel began with a brain-dumping of all the mobile technology these panelists currently see on the market, or in...

User Experience Design Shaping Our World

Having technology constantly present in our everyday lives has led people to question how it’s affecting us and our interactions with the world around us. The introduction of wearables and related technology has only increased this constant connection, and influenced cultural anthropologists Genevieve Bell of Intel Labs and Mimi Ito from UC Irvine to join together...