VIRAL STYLE #4 (CREATOR’S PROJECT 26.04.13)
Posted by Charlotte McManus
iPhone Operated Limbs And Clothes That Morph
A weekly roundup of what’s happening at the intersection of tech and fashion
Interactive Lookbook Of The Week
Bored of regular lookbooks yet? Fancy yourself as a bit of an Art Director? If the answer to any of the above is ‘yes’ then we’ve got just the thing. Y-3 are upping the ante for their S/S13 campaign promo, having dropped a new interactive fashion film (shot by Pierre Debusschere) that allows viewers to click through and create their own vids using the featured images from the collection. Check it out here.
IRL Accessory Of The Week
Everyone’s wrists look so naked these days. Either you guys have totally dismissed watches since you realized your phone can tell the time, or your waiting for the next-gen of smart watches to come in. G-Shock is looking to challenge all of this though with their new GA-5600AA model watch, which comes with built-in Bluetooth features. The watch is capable of synching with iPhone 4S and 5 through a specialized G-Shock App streams all your phones activities, calls etc. through the watch face—and even vibrates if you ever lose your phone. High Snobiety made a dope vide to demonstrate its functionality. ‘Gimme my phone dawg’ indeed.
URL Accessory Of The Week
Looking for that must have accessory for your online presence this week? We’re big fans of digital artist BadSmellingBoy, so we were psyched to see his new range of digital bags doing the rounds on Tumblr, based on the classic Longchamp shape. Prints include graffiti-ed tulips, Bill Clinton posters, and neon-cheek Pikachus; color match and coordinate to suit. Reblog here.
Wearable Tech Of The Week
As technology continues to develop at 100mph, clothes keep getting smarter too—and frankly, we’re loving it. This week, the ‘Karma Chameleon’ project by techheads at Montreal’s Concordia University is pressing our buttons. The guys at Concordia have created a range of clothes that change color and shape according to the wearer’s movement—there’s also a shirt that can charge your mobile phone. It’s all done by electronic components woven into the composite fibres of the clothing to create ‘smart fibres.” These interact with each other to produce the effects, meaning the clothing is effectively wireless outside of natural stitching/tailoring. This technology is currently in prototype stage and may soon be available to members of the military, but don’t hold your breath if you’re waiting to pick some pieces up from Topshop. Estimates are currently at about 20/30 years before these kind of designs land on the high street, sad face. 😦
Med Tech Of The Week
Move over NHS’ standard plastic issue—prosthetic limbs just got a new tech upgrade. Check out the i-limb, an ultra-evolutionary robotic hand that can be controlled with 24 different grips via an IOS app. Created by Touch Bionics, the hand has five individually powered digits, as well as a rotating wrist and aluminium chassis. Teenager Patrick Kane has become the first person in the UK to be fitted with an i-limb—choosing the stylish black design over the skin tone model.
Pet Gadget Of The Week
And finally, ever wondered what your dog gets up to when you’re not at home? Sony has come up with the perfect solution—their new action mount. The AKA-DM1 harness is hitting Japan on Friday, which you can strap on to your pooch (along with the handy Sony GoPro competitor cam) to get a mutts-eye view of their adventures. The back of the sofa never looked so exciting. NB there is some limitations on sizing; the harness is available for dogs of 33lbs only and a belly circumference of 20-31 inches.
About Charlotte McManusEditor for LOGO.ec and Trendstop.com Freelance writer - The Creator's Project, SUPERSUPER!, Don't Panic, FAULT, Flux, Who's Jack & more.
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