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Technology and Society

New inventions can have positive and negative influences on society.

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Fashion Techie

Fashion Techie

Credit: Steven Terrebonne
Source: CK-12 Foundation
License: CC BY-NC 3.0

If you’re a techie who loves fashion, then a career in wearable technology might be right for you.It’s at the cutting edge of both engineering and fashion design.

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What Do You Think?

With the links below, learn more about wearable technology and professionals like Dr. Lucy Dunne whose careers bridge the fields of engineering and fashion design. Then answer the following questions.

  1. Dr. Lucy Dunne thinks that people adopt new trends in technology for different reasons than they adopt new trends in fashion. What’s the difference?
  2. What are three projects that Dr. Dunne is working on with her students?
  3. What does Dr. Dunne think is the perfect outfit for space travel?
  4. What type of education would help prepare you for a career in wearable technology?
  5. What do you think? If you had a career designing wearable technology, what are some projects you would like to work on?

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  1. [1]^ Credit: Steven Terrebonne; Source: CK-12 Foundation; License: CC BY-NC 3.0
  2. [2]^ Credit: lawrencegs; Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lawrencegs/11466363313; License: CC BY-NC 3.0

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