As wearable computing strives to infiltrate our daily lives,
evidenced in current scientific research, on runways, and
in the industry"s undeniable obsession with mobility, we,
the users, are trying to catch up with the hype. Is this
new smart-wear empowering us, facilitating our daily tasks
and helping us to improve our social communication skills?
are we becoming more vulnerable and arguably more disembodied,
as our insides are thrust onto the outside, and constant
connectivity becomes the norm? What are the implications
of translating, transmitting and accessing sensory data,
emotions and instinct through wearable, technological intermediaries?
seminar will examine the underlying struggle between the
public and the private in the field of wearable computing,
showing a variety of cutting-edge approaches to human-centered
computing, and highlighting recent applications in context-aware
computing and networked relationships. The seminar will
also invite reflections on the reasons for and benefits
of wearable technologies, and expectations for the near
and far future.
With Kristina Andersen (NL), Tom Donaldson
(GB), Bradley Rhodes (US), Christa Sommerer (AT) and Laurent
Mignonneau (FR). Moderator: Sha Xin Wei (US).
is part of the MultimediaN project in which V2_ participates.
Wearable Turbulence seminar (DEAF04) from V2_ on Vimeo.