Honor Women Around the World for International Women's Day 2010

The International Museum of Women's Women on the Map! allows you to pay tribute to the women who have made a difference in your life. You go to the site, enter in the woman's name you want to celebrate, her location, and email, and write about her. The result is a powerful visual representation of the vast, change-making impact women have on our world. Taking part is easy! To get started on your entry, click on their website, here.

See the woman-filled globe when you visit their page at www.imow.org/economica/stories/map. (image and links courtesy imow.org)

Via: Girls in Tech

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Erica Glasier's Survival Tips for the Fashionable SXSW Gal!

Fashioning Technology and Switch are Joining Forces at SXSWi 2010

Syuzi Pakhchyan of Fashioning Technology and I are joining forces at SXSW and hosting a session called “Duh…It’s Like Tech for Girls <3.” Here is the information: 

Duh ... It's Like Tech for Girls <3

SXSW Interactive, Austin, TX

Monday, March 15, 11am, ACC 7

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Switch Craft Talks Tech and Gender Politics in the Austin Chronicle

Switch Reader Creates A Skirt Full Of Stars

 

Shannon of PolyMath Design Lab  is a 30-year old designer in Oregon and a follower if I Heart Switch. I found her through her comments on this blog and was just facinated by what I found. Not only is she a talented designer in jewelry and unique products, Shannon has been playing around with her first electronic skirt (as you see above). I decided we must interview Shannon and let everyone on Switch see what an amazing project can be done by a first time electronic fashion crafter. The interview, video of the skirt, and more images are after the Break.

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Canadians Make Beautiful Woven Textile Displays

Wow, not only did Canada kick our butts on the ice, they are doing it in Fashion Technology too. Don’t believe me, take a look at these gorgeous lighted fabrics and this dress from Karma Chameleon.

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Must Watch this VIDEO

VIDEO: What Will the Fashion Industry Look Like in 2025?

According to the Forum of the Future, (FOTF) "The global fashion industry generates over a trillion dollars a year. So what we wear - and how it's made and sold - can have a huge positive impact on our society and environment."

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Is Augmented Reality Fashion's Next Great Technology Superstar?

(Above: one of Spiral Magazine's Animated Avatars by Designers Reed + Rader)

Augmented Reality or AR is a term for for "a live direct or indirect view of a physical real-world environment whose elements are merged with (or augmented by) virtual computer-generated imagery - creating a mixed reality."

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Fairytale Fashion Show

Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show from iHeartSwitch on Vimeo.

Wednesday night at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, Diana Eng showcased her Fairytale Fashon Show with soft glowing dresses, twinkling skirts, modular oragami shapes, and a lighted balloon releasing gown.

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