This year biomimicry and wearable computers benefit from special events. The former with a TED Talk by Janine Benyus, and the latter with a fashion show held in 大阪 (Osaka).

See also: previous year (2004), news 2007.



[20 October 2005] Fashion show dedicated to wearable computers held in 大阪 (Osaka, Japan)
Source: <http://horizons.free.fr/seikatsu/eng/events/2005-10_jp-osaka_iswc-fashion.htm>
Keywords: wearable computing, fashion, , research and development, Japan.

The International Symposium on Wearable Computers (aka ISWC2005), which took place in 大阪 (Osaka, Japan), included a fashion show dedicated to wearable computers. The majority of models were proposed by . The designs were more aesthetic than functional, but this is bound to change in the coming years. The organization of such a fashion show in 大阪 (Osaka) is quite natural because the famous specialist formerly belonged to , and is still nearby at .

The evening fashion show featured numerous luminous accessories and garments, and presented concepts such as garments on which one can play music... [Read more and see photos]


[February 2005] Janine Benyus: 12 sustainable design ideas from nature
Source: TED Talks <http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/18>
Keywords: biology, design, nature, environment, world.

With 3.8 billion years of research and development on its side, nature has already solved problems that human designers and engineers still struggle with. In this inspiring talk, Janine Benyus provides fascinating examples of biomimicry -- the way humans mimic nature in the products we build and the systems we implement... [View the video]