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Giving Body to Digital Fashion Tools

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Abstract

‘Super technology is going to ask for super tactility’ (Lidewii Edelkoort). Exploring this statement, this chapter reflects on the disconnection between digital fashion tools that lack sensory feedback and the critical role of designers’ embodied experience for their practice. In order to support this discussion, additional literature is brought in, which shows that in dance bodily engagement is crucial for supporting and enhancing the creative process. This is done to explore aspects of mediation and embodiment further, and to propose a research agenda for the investigation of textile experience.

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  • Digital Fashion
  • Super Engineering
  • textilesTextiles
  • Fabric Hand
  • Touch Behavior

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Thanks to CNPq—Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico, Ministry for Science and Technology of Brazil. Thanks to Professor Sharon Baurley, Professor Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze, Paula Petreca and Carmem Saito, for the inspiring discussions while preparing this chapter.

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Petreca, B. (2017). Giving Body to Digital Fashion Tools. In: Broadhurst, S., Price, S. (eds) Digital Bodies. Palgrave Studies in Performance and Technology. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-349-95241-0_13

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