The TV on Your Shirt

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Source: http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/helloworld/27535/?ref=rss

Adafruit Industries announces a new wearable technology platform.

 

Wearable electronics gets a new boost, with a new platform from Adafruit Industries, the brainchild of DIY-goddess Limor Fried (hacker handle: Ladyada). The new platform, dubbed the Flora, points to a future where people are wearing TV screens—or at least, something vaguely like them—on their T-shirts.

 

“For the last few years Ladyada has been thinking about everything she wanted in a wearable electronics platform for Adafruit's community of makers, hackers, crafters, artists, designers and engineers,” writes Adafruit in its announcement of the new platform. “After months of planning, designing and working with partners around the world for the best materials and accessories, we can share what we're up to.”

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I started as a graduate at the University of Johannesburg back in 2004, and I'm now a Senior Account Manager working in the Johannesburg office of Magna Carta.
I've had the opportunity to work across almost every type of account over the last few years, from ICT, business, corporate to consumer. It's given me a good foundation to build on, as well as a chance to discover what I really enjoy – working in the media. I'm now part of the Standard Bank, Social Relevance team in Johannesburg and my skills are used for the other Standard Bank, portfolios such as PBB (Personal Business Banking), CIB (Corporate and Investment Banking) which include Home loans, Consumer, VAF (Vehicle & Asset Finance) etc.
I also worked on the DLF IPL Cricket account dealing with the media throughout the campaign. On the Standard Bank account I worked on and managed several campaigns such as Mandela House Re-opening, PAST Fossil finding, Pro 20 Cricket, TechnoServe (Believe Begin Become) and the HIV/AIDS campaign, etc.
Starting out my career at the University of Johannesburg was a great opportunity to fast-track my skills and I learnt an incredible amount in the time I spent there - everything from basic media relations to event management. Joining Idea Engineers in 2005 enabled me to use everything I have learnt in a new context, as well as really develop my creative thinking and challenge myself to come up with ideas that push the boundaries.
At Idea Engineers I worked on a number of PR retainer accounts. My clients included, The Headache Clinic, Consology, The African Management Services Company (AMSCO), Acceleration, Acceleration Media and Idea Engineers. I have also assisted on a number including Gold Reef City Casino and Theme Park, Nashua Mobile, Acceleration and Research In Motion (BlackBerry).
I really enjoy being able to work across such a diverse set of clients, and even across countries when we work with our other offices on joint projects. Every client has different requirements - one day I'll be writing for a website whilst the next I'll be managing media at a national event. I'm also very lucky to have a great team of people around me not only to learn from, but also to have a laugh with at the end of a sometimes long day!

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redsaid Friday, 10 February 2012

So in future

Guys can have an excuse when they're staring at a girl's chest. "I'm not being a pervert, I'm just watching the game that are being shown on your shirt TV right now!"

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