Fabric(ated) Ontologies: the biopolitics of smart design in clothing and jewellery

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dc.contributor.author Cranny-Francis, Anne en_US
dc.contributor.editor Tina Guglielmino, Mick Peel en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T11:11:51Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-02T11:11:51Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.identifier 2010006105 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Cranny-Francis Anne 2008, 'Fabric(ated) Ontologies: the biopolitics of smart design in clothing and jewellery', , RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, , pp. 78-87. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 9781921426185 en_US
dc.identifier.other E1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/16705
dc.description.abstract This paper exploresthe biopotiticsof smaf design as it is realised in contemporary smart clothing and jewellery. The discussion hinges on our understanding of the meanings of technology and of the relationship between technology and human ontology, i.e. human being. \f begins by exploring the assumed relationship between clothing and skin - that clothing is a form of skin, a second skin - which leads us fo explore the ways in which skin operates as a technology. My argument is that skin is not a form of technology, and that making fhis assumption leads to a re-invocation of the mind-body split, which makes human subjects susceptible to ordering by their own technology. lnstead the paper argues for recognition of clothing (and jewellery) as technology, and the examination of wearables as a more technical form of an existing technology. This enables us fo explore the ways in which human being is modified and transformed by this new technology and to choose applications that enhance the potential of individual subjects. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher RMIT University en_US
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version
dc.relation.isbasedon http://www.iffti.com/downloads/past_conferences/RMIT,%202008/index.htm en_US
dc.title Fabric(ated) Ontologies: the biopolitics of smart design in clothing and jewellery en_US
dc.parent The Body: Connections with Fashion - IFFTI 2008 en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Melbourne, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 78 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 87 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Cultural Studies Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 200200 en_US
dc.personcode 107073 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Cultural Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom Annual Conference for the International Foundation of Fashion en_US
dc.date.activity 20080313 en_US
dc.location.activity Melbourne, Australia en_US
dc.description.keywords design / technology / biopolitics / wearables en_US
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 107073 en_US

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