We often get asked “How does the eTextiles look in future?” We are surrounded by product shots from Wearable Technology industries suggesting near future scenarios. But is this what we imagine as how the future will be?
To allow our thought experiment, I propose to use the notion of Utopia as a tool to think about desired or undesired future of societies we live in.
Softopia (or soft-utopia) is a place where soft technology is in full function, shifting the paradigm of how technological objects are, how we use them, how we relate with them, and how it forms our society.
During the summer camp, I propose to think about the story of a Softopia as ways to reflect our vision of future with eTextiles.