Quite a few years ago when still in college, I read a book “When things start to think” by the Neil Gershenfeld, director of MIT’s Media Lab. It was one of the reason i always had this dream to someday be at the Media Labs and work on some the cool culture and technology intersection related stuff.
So this book introduced me back then to the concept of E Inks. Now part of various devices and particularly made famous by Amazon’s Kindle, the e ink eventually as a technology aimed to become printable on surfaces as thin as the newspapers.
Today FastCompany published an article that talks about T Shirts that will allow for E Ink printing, thus giving a huge avenue to advertisers to use people t shirts as a dynamic display medium. The possibilities that something like this brings about are enormous like maybe even cell phones could eventually get integrated into clothing.
Check out the interesting prospect of E Ink on cloth:
And you can find the complete article here.