MUZSE PRESENTS ‘ADORNED': AN EXHIBIT OF WEARABLES
I heard about the Adorned exhibit in Tuesday’s WWD. It was just the second day of opening and once I realized it was only open to the public until Saturday I had to make my way and visit. Working for the CFDA in Social Media and PR, I felt it was important for me to attend the exhibit. Many of the CFDA members have graduated to include technology in their collections and brands. But we have somehow overlooked that these wearables have been around for centuries and the exhibit, a collaboration between Milk and Intel, was all about reminding us of that. For example the MICA bracelet has it’s roots in technology from the 17th century.
Since I am a visual person I watched the short film on how watches, glasses and phones developed over time. It was very interestingto see the evolution and the vast ways we used certain devices during certain eras.
The exhibit is focused on ‘the shape of things to come,’ but it provides an illuminating overview on how technology has always been something that humans are eager to wear and accessorize. Divided into sections of innovations made in sound, vision, kinesthetic, and data, visitors can examine artifacts from as early as the 1600’s through almost every historical era, right on through to the tech of today.
Over all the experience was quite stimulating. So simple yet evoked so many oo’s and ahh’s. For the person who appreciates when art imitates life and vice versa this is definitely a treat. The techy in me was very pleased. Below are some of my favorite parts of the installation.
Mimo Smart Baby Monitor Get real-time audio and insights about your baby’s sleep activity, right on your smart device, from anywhere in the world.
Ringly connects to your phone and sends you customized notifications through vibration and light.
MICA My Intelligent Communications Accessory
‘Adorned’ is on display at 446 W. 14th St, open to the public 11am-7pm daily, from Dec. 9th-13th