Sabine Seymour published her second book entitled Functional Aesthetics – Visions on Fashionable Technology few months ago, following her successful title Fashionable Technology from 2008.
Seymour takes everything into perspective. Firstly, the design of the book – binding and the concept are rather unique. The surface of the hardbook is covered with beige rip fabric showing softness and roughness of the used material at the same time.
Functional Aesthetics by Sabine Seymour (2010)
And here is the first e-book ‘OpenWear. Sustainability, Openness and P2P production in the world of fashion’ written by Bertram Niessen, Oleg Koefoed, Lise Skov, Zoe Romano, Alessandro Delfanti on the behalf of last year’s established open source fashion and maker community Openwear.
Openwear gathers via its online space small fashion producers, makers, designers, stylists, students, interns, tailors, photographers, models, crafters, sewing cafes, silk-screen printers, fashion schools and others. The concept is based on shareable and open sourcing culture emphasizing DIY concepts .
My next free e-book is AbstractHacktivism – The Making of Hacker Culture by Otto von Busch and Karl Palmås. A must book in every (e-)library.
If you’re trying to find some time for yourself,von Busch’s book ‘Post-script to Fashion-able, or a methodological appendix to activist design research‘ is also highly recommendable for winter days. Enjoy good reading!
It’s a project that aims to combine the world of augmented reality, QR-codes, data visualization and the art of reading on your standard silicon devices (computer with cam) and ‘new born friendz’ such as iPad, iPhone or Android phone.