Cyberfashions of the Seventies
The ``Wearable Computer'' was invented in Canada in the 1970s, for
mediated reality, photographically mediated collaboration,
and shared mediated spaces in a small cybernetic community.
Cyberfashions of the Eighties
Throughout the 1980s, the ``Wearable Computer'' invention was at
the fringes of the art, fashion, and music scene.
Cyberfashions of the Nineties
It was not until the 1990s that this invention
became better known throughout the world.
Covert, fashionable, and normal--looking embodiments led
to its acceptance. The apparatus, which causes the eye itself to,
in effect, function as both a video display system, and a camera,
is concealed inside what look like ordinary sunglasses. Several
very powerful computers, including some with video processing hardware,
a graphics rendering engine, a web server, and mass storage, are
concealed under ordinary looking clothing. After more than 20 years,
the invention has finally come of age.
video stills from the ``Origins of Cyberfashion'' show..
You can also
download an MPEG movie of the fashion show
(approximately 75 megabytes).
excerpts from an article in FLAIR magazine about this show.