Fashion

In dialog surrounding the reviews of a recent paper a colleague and I submitted, one of the reviewers, resisting our call for a greater emphasis on criticism in interaction design on the grounds that psychology already does it, asked the following question: How can you prevent the “anything-goes-subjectivism” when the judgments are not objective? This…

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I have mixed feelings about posting this video, and WordPress won’t let me paste the object/embed code–not sure what’s up with that, so here’s a link instead: http://www.salon.com/ent/video_dog/ifc/2008/01/23/sundance_newfrontier/index.html It is supposedly a work of “multimedia art” (in the words of the usually hip Salon.com), shown at the usually hip Sundance, which shows how virtual sweatshop…

Read more Lame and Obvious Multimedia Art or Novel Ecommerce Prototype?

Holy transcoding, Lev! One of the interesting recent developments in Second Life fashion is the increasing extent to which programming and automation are a part of virtual dress-up. An interesting example of this is a line of clothing from one of Second Life’s greatest and oldest design houses: PixelDolls. What initially caught my attention was…

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The Consumerist reports that Target has started selling David Bowie themed clothing designed by Keenan Duffy. Hooray! Bowie has inspired Duffty since childhood and, through his music, taught the designer to experiment across different creative mediums. Duffty applies this lesson to his eclectic encore collection that debuts on October 14 at most Target stores and…

Read more For Jeff or his Avatar

So I really got to thinking on Tuesday while we were discussing the magazines that fashion, like video games, or heroin (not necessarily different from video games) is much like an addiction. Our culture today is heavily dependent on “fixes” to help a person get through the day (see smoking figures. On a side note,…

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