Welcome to Fashioning Circuits, a scholarly archive of materials related to Fashion and Emerging Media.
Fashioning Circuits was launched in September 2011 as part of a series of independent studies in the graduate program in Emerging Media and Communication (EMAC) at the University of Texas, Dallas. The goal of the project is to explore the ways in which fashion and emerging media intersect. Areas of intersection might include the ways in which fashion and emerging media are constantly in flux, looking forward; the fashions of emerging media, including social media and hardware; expressions of identity; wearable media; smart textiles, vernacular expression; network theories; global labor issues; gender representation, sexuality, race, class and embodiment; etc.
As the site develops, you can expect to see posts in the following categories:
- History – historical impact of science, technology, and media on fashion.
- Wearables – examples of wearable media, smart textiles, etc.
- Annotated Bibliography – annotated entries describing and analyzing books, articles, film, etc.
- Emerging Media – examples and analysis of blogs, social media, etc. as they pertain to fashion.
- Representations – representations of fashion in media, including art, media, games, social avatars, etc.
- Identity – analysis of the impact of fashion and emerging media on identity, including raced, classed, gendered and sexualized bodies.
This is only our best guess at topic areas given the preliminary stages of the project. Our intention is to allow the categories to develop organically as we follow the paths on which our research takes us. So please stay tuned as the project develops. If you have suggestions, we would love to hear from you.
If you are at UT Dallas and would like to join us for creative workshops, the remaining dates in the Spring 2013 semester are below. All meetings are in the ATEC 1.504 (Mobile Lab).
- February 26 5pm – 6:30pm
- March 19 5pm – 6:30pm
- April 2 5pm – 6:30pm
- April 16 5pm – 6:30pm
- April 30 5pm – 6:30pm