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TEDxVienna - Sabine Seymour - Functional Aesthetics

Dr. Sabine Seymour focuses on fashionable technology and the intertwining of aesthetics and function in design and technology. She is described as being an innovator, visionary, and trend spotter. Dr. Seymour is the Chief Creative Officer of her company Moondial, which develops fashionable wearables and consults on fashionable technology to companies worldwide. Moondials work is based on the convergence of fashion, design, science and wearable & wireless technologies. Dr. Seymour is the Director of Fashionable Technology Lab at Parsons The New School for Design in New York and lectures worldwide at numerous institutions. Dr. Seymour serves as a jury member for many internationally renowned institutions and conferences. She recently was the design co-chair for the ISWC2009 and a jury-member for the Prix Ars Electronica 2009. She is an editorial review board member for the International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction. Dr. Seymour is widely published. Her recent books "Fashionable Technology " The Intersection of Design, Fashion, Science, and Technology" and "Functional Aesthetics - Visions in Fashionable Technology" have received excellent reviews. Dr. Seymour frequently presents and exhibits for instance at Ars Electronica Festival, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, and Smart Textiles. She has received numerous grants and awards. She received a PhD and MSc in Social and Economic Sciences from the University of Economics in Vienna and Columbia University Business School in New York and an MPS in Interactive Telecommunications from NYU s Tisch School of the Arts in New York. Find more at:,, In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxVienna, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxVienna event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
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