Fashionable Technology
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art, Media and Technology
Department: Art, Media & Technology
Course Number: PSAM 5897
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Design
  • Fashion
  • Interactive Design
This course investigates the relationship between technology, fashion, craftsmanship, science, and design in a theoretical and practical framework. Technologies enrich the cognitive characteristics of our human epidermis and stimuli of our senses. Contextual analysis, developed in group projects, reveals and defines the aspects of communication, aesthetics and functionality with specific focus on the idea of the garment as an interface. A parallel understanding of physical computing and interdisciplinary design issues validate the feasibility of such (wearable) object/garment. The culmination of the collaboration studio is the creation of wearable objects/garments that demonstrates functionality and aesthetic appeal.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: Masters degree in Design & Technology majors; others by permission of Design & Technology program.


Open to Graduate students.


Open to Design and Technology students.