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Barbie Lights up the Toy Fair in LED Dress

The Barbie Digital Dress Doll hit the New York Toy Fair last week and my inbox and Facebook went wild with excitement and sharing. 

The dress is black with the latest touch-screen technology that allows girls to create and select their own animated digital designs to appear on her dress.

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Paco Rabanne's 1969 Fashion Collection Video

The only designers that impact our sensabilities as a culture try something totally new, work with unique materials, and challenge our idea of fashion and wearability.

Paco Rabanne is one such designer.

In 1969, the same year as the Moon Landing, he presented the world with a haute couture collection made up of metal and plastics (seen above). I am impressed by the video and find it reminencent of the kinds of designs that we find today with Iris Van Herpen and Hussein Chalayan.

Via: The MOD ONE

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Gucci Fashion Inspires Automotive Design

Gucci's recent collaboration with Fiat to promote the new Fiat 500 is an excellent example of how the world of technology and the world of art & design can merge to create something innovative and beautiful!

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Cat Ears Respond to Your Feelings

The Asian Tube TV Online Videos Blog features a video of the new “Necomimi” cat ears that convert your brainwaves into movements. The maker ”neurowear” uses a popularized cultish "CatGirl" style found in Anime and in street styles of Japan. The headband reads your brainwaves through various bio sensors which cause the ears to wiggle in response to your emotional state. 

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Black Eyed Peas Light Up Super Bowl Half Time

Just in case you missed it, watch the amazing light up clothing from the Super Bowl Half Time Show.

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2010: Year of the Tigress

According to Chinese Astrology, 2010 is the year of the Tiger, but I am calling it the year of the Tigress. It is a year of personal growth, intense change, travel, opportunities, friendship, and challenges. Every day, I had to learn how to land on my feet.

The year got off to a grand start with another episode of the show, MyHome 2.0. I created an interactive Skype Wall for the Reyes Family in Tampa, Florida and shared the stage with the flawless Tiffany Smith and Mark Montano. The Reyes’ loved the Skype wall I built and have called me from it a few times after the show. They still use it weekly to keep up with friends and family.

[On the set of My Home 2.0]

Directly after MyHome2.0, I flew to LA to spend a day with my friend and visit Disney Imagineering. I can't say what I saw, but it was stupendous! It was a dream visit. While there I had dinner with one of my favorite fashion techie’s Ms Syuzi Pakhchyan of Fashiontingtech.com.

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Drumbeat Festival: Part 1 - Let's Play Together!

My time at the Mozilla Drumbeat Festival is a three-part story about the supportive open-source community, the passion for free learning, and opportunities for change in the midst of extreme personal loss.

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WTF Moments in Fashion Tech History: Christina Aguilera Edition

Robot Wedding, Would You Say I Do?

This robot can perform a marriage ceremony and look good doing it. It is kind of a Metropolis-Honda vs table centerpiece look.

"The i-Fairy is a 4 foot tall robot which officially pronounced Satoko Inoue and Tomohiro Shibata man and wife. The robot is made by Kokoro Ltd, of which Inoue is an employee and Shibata, a client. Since the couple believed that the robot was responsible for their meeting, they wanted it to preside over their wedding." via-PSFK

Satoko and Tomohiro have given their robot the responsibility of creating a legal bond between them. One of the most important decisions they'll ever make. It makes me wonder, shouldn't it also look the part? When thinking about the future, at what point do you think that robots will develop a sense of taste and decorum appropriate to the events they attend and in this case, administer?

Video after the break

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Open Source Hardware Makes Millions

Published on Technorati, May 11, 2010

How many times have you used a pattern, a recipe, or done a craft and changed a couple of the ingredients or the materials to suit you needs? Well, it's no different with hardware.

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