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3576QCA Wearable Technology

Design, build, prototype, hack, code, craft and envision! So ends a massive few weeks of the first iteration of the new winter elective - 3576QCA Wearable Technology. This course was offered to students at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University as part of the Cloud Workshop program.

Cloud Workshop is a cross-cultural, cross-institutional, interdisciplinary wearable technology course. Blending students from across three institutions to work together harnessing the power of cloud computing to design, develop and prototype future visions of wearable tech. In each instance, student teams were encouraged to consider not only the future of wearables, but our future selves, impacts of technology on identity, sense of self, communication, engagement, society and surveillance. Working with students from QCA, QUT and Hong Kong Baptist University students explored the world of arduino, blinky lights, sensors, craft, form and fashion in a bid to consider and propose alternative futures.

Wearable technology: the next frontier?

The ways in which technology mediates daily activities is shifting rapidly. Global trends point toward the uptake of ambient and interactive media to create radical new ways of working, interacting and socialising. Tech giants such as Google and Apple are banking on the success of this emerging market by investing in new future focussed consumer products such as Google Glass and the Apple Watch. The potential implications of ubiquitous technological interactions via tangible and ambient media have never been more real or more accessible. ... continue to the full article at Design Online.

See also hifcloudworkshop.com

The next Cloud Workshop is scheduled for June 2015, please email for more information.

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