If you've got 45 minutes to kill, a great documentary landed on YouTube recently called The Next Black, which takes a good close look at the future of connected clothing. Whether or not you're into haute couture, this is a really interesting look at how old ways of thinking are clashing with newer ones, and helps us peer ahead to see how electronics will get closer than ever to our bodies. The documentary examines other aspects of fashion affected by technology, including new biologically-generated fabrics, health monitoring, and issues of sustainability.
In any case, the full documentary is embedded below; click the skip arrow in the bottom-left of the video to catch the trailer and separate interviews. Be sure to check out the rest of the videos in the playlist for individual interviews. You can also go to the AEG homepage to find out more about the various projects being talked about here.
What do you guys think of the ideas being brought up here? Is a "fully digital skin" something we're likely to see in the next 20 years? How connected do you want your clothing?