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Fashion Hacking For Augmented Identity

  • Westin Austin Downtown 310 E 5th ST. Austin TX 78701 (map)

Available to SXSW Platinum and Interactive Badge holders.

As technology becomes more pervasive in our style choices, how can we think beyond simple customization or apps to truly own outward identity? In this workshop we will examine how artists and innovators are thinking beyond consumer wearables to larger identity issues that can be addressed by our choice of apparel and accessories. We will explore the ways the design community is expanding, hacking, and creating through open source technology. When the fashion and technology industries begin to collaborate, what opportunities do these open platforms create for the future of self expression? Participants will explore some of these ideas through customizing a wearable electronic project to augment their interactions with the world.

Presenters: Angela Sheehan and Mary West

Event details and RSVP at SXSW website.

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