APPAREL

26th August 2012

Described as being the first garment to exist 'both digitally and physically', APPAREL by collective Normals is an augmented reality garment that explores the growing playfulness and ability of augmented reality. The garment can be adjusted and re designed through real time remote manipulation and opens up new possibilities for how we may be able to behave in virtual dressing rooms for online shopping in the near future.




Augmented reality

10th June 2012

Augmented reality is certainly becoming more mainstream and is seamlessly infiltrating our lives. The latest app to be released by Layar Creator is one that the publishing industry will be delighted by as it brings to life 2D page to 3D immersive experience.



But for me currently, Jekyll und Hyde, a fairly old project by two graduating students really show cases where augmented reality will go and explores the possibility afforded by such a technology and still impresses me every time I watch it.



Augmented reality

19th July 2011

Augmented reality is one of those technologies that is quietly creeping up on us and soon will be fairly mainstream in our lives. Having collaborated with Holition an augmented reality company specialising in augmented retail, Jenny Lee a recent graduate from Textile Futures at CSM has looked at how materiality and augmented reality can blend.

Her project seeks to understand our perceptions of beauty and perfection in a more digital future and looks to the growing number of online communities and profiles.

Jenny's film from her graduation show showing an augmented animation inspired by her material design explorations is intriguing, other worldly and strangely beautiful.









Immateriality - new surface dimensions

24th January 2011

Asking questions such as 'If the collective conscious continues to place such value on the social surface, what will become of our immateriality in a technological future?'

and 'How will we define our future human-self in a digitalised world?' designer Jenny Lee is exploring how in our ever increasingly digital world those key senses and feelings that make us human are being altered.

Looking to issues such as societies desire to better our appearance and the constant strive for perceived perfection she questions how we will promote and enhance our external selves through augmented reality.

Exploring through materials and the potential of AR she is offering us a vision of a future where science and technology provides us with the tools to re-design our selves.

Set free to design perfection what capabilities will we be able to add on to ourselves and what effect will this have on being human in the future?

Will we be living in a future of ‘Digitalised Dystopia’ or ‘Techno-Utopia’?

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