It’s finally time to let my geeky side out and talk a little about the weird and wonderful world of technology. Technology is all around us and has been with us for thousands of years. A hammer is a technology in a way that it’s a tool that was created to make our lives easier. Please keep this in mind when thinking about how far tech has come in recent years (rather than decades) and just how future tech will enrich our lives in ways we cannot possibly conceive.
Technology is involved in every aspect of our lives and that includes fashion by enhancing our shopping experiences. Recent technological innovations are designed to blur the lines between brick and mortar stores and their digital counterparts. Nike, Burberry and Rebecca Minkoff are just some of the brands I can think of that have embraced the digital revolution and stayed ahead of the fashion technology pack.
Fashion Technology Inspiration
INTERLACED is a media and events company dedicated to inspire, educate, and communicate the developments around the next wave of fashion through events, news content and educational activities. You may have noticed the appearance of their logo in the sidebar over the last couple of week so this is their official introduction. Interlaced basic core aim is to help accelerate consumer adoption of wearable fashion, smart clothing and apparel as well as increase awareness of the fashtech industry.
Interlaced is built on the fact that in order to speed up innovation within fashion houses and technology companies in the area of wearable tech apparel, an increasing demand from the end-consumer needs to be apparent.
Interlaced aim to bring together four key audiences – Fashion Tech Pioneers, Corporations, Academia and End Consumers – and start a dialogue around the developments shaping the fashion tech industry. If you’re at all interested in wearable tech, 3D printing, smart fabrics, eTextiles or smart accessories
2015 – Interlaced are currently planning their first event for September 2015. This one day event will include talks from industry leaders, spark debates around what’s next for the fashion tech industry and feature a very special fashion showcase. If you would like to keep up to date make sure you follow them on Twitter / Facebook
Future Technology Inspiration
Dubai’s 3D-Printed Museum of the Future Looks Like Science Fiction – Read More
Google Technology Updates
Google has been at the forefront of modern technology and if you still think of them as a search engine then this section is for you. Google is now a word synonymous with things like machine learning, self driving cars, UX web design, fibreoptic broadband and that’s just scratching the surface. I have spoken about Google and their image detection in the past and will continue to do so in the coming months but here are some of their recent projects that caught my eye:
So here’s my first technology / futurology roundup. It’s a little bit different from the usual fashion / lifestyle posts but for me it’s all interconnected. I will be producing one of these roundups every month and also writing more detailed posts that concentrate on a single topic such as cryptocurrencies, machine learning or self driving cars.
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