Malmo, Are You Ready-To-Wear The Future?

The Conference - Empowered By Wearables

As I stepped off the train from Copenhagen at Malmo’s Central Station I was transported in to an artists utopia.  From the modernest architecture, to the smart streets that act as intelligent pathways for pedestrian, bike and auto traffic to the meticulous craft of Swedish minimalism felt in every building, floor plan and fixture this community was designed to welcome design thinkers from all over the world. This immersive environment was the perfect stage for The Conference, a uniting of the brightest designers, engineers and scientists who are shaping the intersection business, education, art and technology.

From Robotics and Artificial Intelligence to Drones and Space Travel to the Internet of Things and Wearables the possibilities of how technology in the hands of the brightest minds could create an exciting future fraught with possibilities and opportunities for our planet and human kind. 

I couldn’t have been more honored and excited to share my optimism, energy and activism for the growing woman in creative & tech movement and share how Ready-To-Wear Tech is having a profound impact on the future of industries.

My Talk, Ready-To-Wear The Future, began by sharing my belief that there is a unique dialog between fiction and invention.   For me – I use the inspiration of fiction and story telling to inspire my ideas and designs.  Whether it is the magic carpets and fly shoes from the tales of Hans Christian Anderson and The Brothers Grim or the Comics of Frank Miller or space fantasies of Gene Roddenberry, Expereince designers should do more than simply collect data they should give the wearers super human powers that elevate the every day to tasks into enchanting experience powered by data  When we do we can impact the we work, live and play.

Empowered By Wearables – My Talk

View video at:: http://videos.theconference.se/joanna-pena-bickley-ibm-interactive

Empowered By Wearables Q&A

View video at: http://videos.theconference.se/qa-empowered-by-wearable-tech

 

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