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The SelfieCity Project

This  ‘Selfiecity’ project  investigating the style of self-portraits (selfies) in 5 cities across the world, artistic and representation:

  • People taking selfies, their poses and expressions.
  • Using  a rich media visualisation tool called “Imageplots”.
  • To assemble thousands of photos to reveal interesting patterns.
  • The functions of images in social media and dataset.

Sources:
Selfiecity  Project (2014),  Avaialable: http://selfiecity.net/ [ Accessed 17 Feb 2015]

Selfiecity Video Montage of 320 selfie images from five cities – Moritz Stefaner (2014) , 17 February 2014, Available: https://vimeo.com/86887534 [ Accessed 17 Feb 2015]

Fantastic Infographics, drawn from a study of Instagram Selfies – Stinson, C. (2014). 20 February 2014. Available: http://www.wired.com/2014/02/explore-world-selfies-new-data-visualization-tool/  [Accessed 17 Feb 2015]

 

Wearable Technology – Google Glass

Abstract: This is an extract from  TED blog and  TEDTalks Technology conference exploring the usage of  a Wearable Technology such as Google Glass  and the implication for the fashion industry. How will this new product (Glass) affect customers  perspectives and the industry as a whole. How will the new next revolution in wearable technology, could be a game charger. What are the implications of Google Glass Project for prescription lenses and others?

Google’s target clientele is the general public, but it doesn’t hurt to have fashion heavyweights like Diane von Furstenberg as endorsers. Von Furstenberg incorporated Glass into her show at New York Fashion Week last year and has been a strong advocate of the frames. As she toldThe New York Timesaccessories “tell someone that extra bit about you, and I think to wear Glass is to show that you are engaged, you are current, you are open to new things.” In other words: Glass can be a fashion statement.

Another extract from TED Talks, Posted by: Elizabeth Jacobs September 12, 2013 at 2:48 pm EST

“The arm mount will fit Google Glass perfectly, and it will be available in a number of colours that will match Glass colours,”  Tim Moore  from Google Glass explorer Team said.

“One of the first wearable technology items Rochester Optical will be producing are custom prescription, fashion, and sport lenses for Google Glass, available for purchase in early 2014.”

Sources for wearable technology:

http://iq.intel.com/iq/41680704/intel-and-mtv-team-up-for-music-experiment-2-0-to-bring-arcade-fire-to-la

http://rainycatz.wordpress.com/2011/06/21/some-thoughts-on-sensing-smart-wearable-technology-and-e-textiles/

 http://blog.ted.com/2013/09/12/google-glass-in-vogue-how-the-device-is-shattering-the-barrier-between-fashion-and-tech/