Wearables As A Form of Human Expression [VIDEO]
The Creator’s Project is back with the third episode in its “Make It Wearable” YouTube series which explores the impact of wearable technology from various angles. This video focuses on the intersection of wearable tech and fashion in creating new opportunities for human expression.
Most of the wearable gadgets on the market today have been criticized for being too disconnected from fashion, making them less wearable. “Wearable technology is going to have to be fashionable and cool to move from being wearable to being worn,” Steve Brown, Futurist at Intel explains.
But it isn’t just the tech startups and giants who are trying to tackle this new space. The fashion industry is also learning how to use technology to unfetter its creativity to make new wares.
As one designer explains, fashion and technology is going through an “oil and water” moment when it comes to wearables but the separation will need to dissolve and finally disappear in order for wearables to succeed.
The Creator’s Project showcases artists, fashion designers and leading wearable DIY resource, Ada Fruit, on the use of technology in enabling a new form of expression in garments, accessories and even cosmetics. The focus on function as much as comfortability and design makes us excited for the future of tech on the body.
The full video is below. We dare you to watch it and not want to immediately attach an LED to something you wear.