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Wearables are upon us. This new technology will have a dramatic impact on our everyday lives including our relationships with technology, ourselves and each other. Wearing our tech will bring new opportunities and new challenges. Tom Emrich explores some of the biggest waves wearables are making. And highlights some of the most interesting projects marrying fashion and tech today. Tom Emrich is a wearable tech evangelist. He is the founder of We Are Wearables, an organization dedicated to fostering adoption and facilitating innovation in wearable tech through education and collaboration.
Renn Scott is an independent strategic design thinker, user experience architect and educator whose passion it is to create innovative user experiences and forward thinking product designs. She has more than 15 years experience encompassing User and Customer Experience, Design Research and Insights, Innovation and Brainstorming Workshops. In her speech she will cover the opportunities for wearable technology and fashion, and some of the challenges and opportunities associated with it.
Adriana will share her experiences developing and facilitating collaborative making workshops where she guides participants in interdisciplinary discussions using open source and easy to use hardware and electronics tools. These collaborative making workshops are hands-on design and prototyping sessions for innovation and exploration and provide a platform for discussing complex issues such as Privacy and Security, Access and Ownership, and changing frameworks of Authority and Autonomy. Collaborative making is particularly powerful when considering accessible, universal or inclusive design. The most difficult challenges can only be solved when innovators cross disciplinary boundaries and the solutions and products of tomorrow will be created by those that master this type of collaboration.
We now live in a digital world, where our identities live on the Internet, and information is consumed dynamically at unprecedented speeds. But what does this mean for our physical world? Can our buildings, products and everyday clothing respond to our ever changing digital landscape?
At Hot Pop Factory, we draw from our architectural design background to shape the products of our future and re-imagine the way that these products will be made. Using automated digital manufacturing processes like 3D printing, laser cutting and CNC machining, our production process aims to find the counterpoint to mass production in mass customization.
On June 19, 2014 we went out ot the streets of Toronto and threw out spontaneous dance moves to celebrate our inaugural annual event, Hack’n’Talk 2014. Grooving to the smooth melodies of Earth Wind and Fire’s September enjoy with us our TTC Flash Mob and Dance Crew!
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