The narrative of wearable computing is an optimization narrative. This work in eTextiles and wearable instrumentation present an alternative narrative. It serves as a counterpoint to wearable computing research which literally straps a computer to one's body in the effort to become more intelligent, more powerful, or more efficient. This "softwear" focuses on small bits of computation on the body, with an emphasis on bodies, softwear, eTextiles, and expressive gesture. Much of this work was done under the auspices of Sha Xin Wei's Topological Media Lab and ETH Zürich's Wearable Computing Lab.
Fashion in Motion, Atlanta, Georgia, 2004. Yearly technology fashion show sponsored by the Cellular Telephone Industry Association.
UbiComp Demos, Seattle, Washington, 2003. A curated group exhibition at the Conference on Ubiquitous Computing. Organized by Eric Paulos & Allison Woodruff.
Demonstrations of Expressive Softwear and Ambient Media. In Adjunct Proceedings of UbiComp 2003. Group authorship: Sha, X.W., Serita, Y., Fantauzza, J., Dow, S., Iachello, G., Fiano, V., Berzowska, J., Caravia, Y., Nain, D., Reitberger, W., and Fistre, J.