The Wearable Computing Center at Georgia Tech in collaboration with the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) will host a series of exciting presentations this fall to complement the exhibition On You: Wearing Technology
Wearing the Future is a series of five panel discussions by thought leaders, exploring the impact of wearable technology across various domains. The sessions aim to provoke thought about the future of technology and how society will adapt and include wearable technology to drive better and newer outcomes. The panels and presentations will include academic and research experts and thought leaders from industry including trend forecasters, athletes, designers, manufacturers and health professionals.
Fashion - September 29th, 7PM
Fashion in terms of apparel and branded items are obviously the most commercial wearable products. Anything a person puts on their body has to do more than function; it also has to conform to their personal and societal representation of themselves. The fashion industry and technology industry work on different timetables and have different trending mechanisms. The people that work in these industries use different terminology, and have very different training and interests. When and how will we see true technology integration in fashion, in clothing, in textiles? Will we see tech couture by major fashion houses?