Drapely-o-lightment the movie
by-wire.net is MVO partner
by-wire.net is a fresh MVO partner! Currently we are working with them on a collaborative development towards a more supportive and sustainable work wear collection for care givers.
MVO Nederland (CSR Netherlands) is the national knowledge centre and network organisation for corporate social responsibility (CSR) in one: the place to start for any entrepreneurs wishing to make their commercial operations sustainable.
With CSR a business takes responsibility for the impact of its activities on people and the environment. In ‘people and planet’ issues the company can see opportunities for new products, services or processes that benefit both society and the business.
Future Devices event of Cambridge Wireless in London
27th March 2014: ‘On Trend – High Fashion meets High Technology’ @UCL in London Text with help >>
With the buzz around wearable technology such as smart watches and augmented reality glasses, this London event takes a radically different look at wearable consumer electronics, providing a fresh approach on the blending together of the physical and digital worlds. Cutting-edge technology is changing retail in the fashion world. Designers are working with specialised start-ups, and technology giants, to create wearable consumer devices, novel materials and augmented reality.
This one-day event brought together practitioners from fashion design, and wireless technology, working at the cutting edge – where fashion and technology meet. Speakers include Dr Sally Day of UCL, me: Marina Toeters of by-wire.net, Koen van Os of Philips Research, Rob Milner of Cambridge Consultants and Francesca Rosella of CuteCircuit.
The day included presentations and participatory workshop sessions so that delegates had every opportunity to extend their learning by working together in small teams. It was lovely to be involved in the presentation session and by facilitating the workshops. The set-up made it a very active, engaged and fun experience!
This event addressed the importance and implications of the technology and the engineering behind the product. Then explored the potential of these future devices via workshops which provide a range of interactivity solutions with the digital, wireless and on-line world. In depth information of the presenters can be found here >>
Glowing collar for Rijksmuseum via Philips Research
Rijksmuseum initiated the project Luminous Couture: a glowing collar, inspired by the 17th century costumes of the wealthy bourgeois in the Amsterdam Canal Belt. The 21st Century interpretation contains LED technology.
It was a pleasure to help Koen van Os and Marius Trouwborst of the smart fabrics team at Philips. Marina Toeters and Melissa Bonvie made the inner collar and stiffer construction under the collar. More info: >>