IPaT Thursday Think Tank: Wearable Computing and Society

Moderator: Clint Zeagler, Research Scientist, Interactive Media Technology Center

We'll discuss the complex cultural forces surrounding wearable technology, beginning with the origins and motives of dressing the body. Focusing our conversation on how we think about clothing today, including functional, technical and smart garments. We'll also consider the social acceptability of using wearable technology and the challenges that face designers especially the concepts of privacy and security. Let’s think about the best ways to bring together technologists and artists to tackle these cultural and societal issues. What kinds of projects should we propose? Who are the stakeholders who would care about these projects?

Spring 2019 Think Tank Calendar