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Tau Meta Tau Physica: Bringing Open Source to Fashion

Jan 08, 2011, 19:17 (1 Talkback[s])
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"The tool that I am working to create is called 'Tau Meta Tau Physica,' or TMTP. Nobody I have talked to actually likes that name, especially as there is a tmtp network protocol and several other projects of one type or another. But how else would you describe the process of pulling what's in your head through a tool and have it come out on the other side as a set of 2D pieces to create a 3D masterpiece, which you get to wear? And then, if 200 other people want it, too, you get these 200 clients to sign on to your website, create an account to enter their measurements, click on the pattern, pay with PayPal, and receive their customized pattern in the mail. There could be other options to click on fabric swatches and have the packet of fabric and the pattern delivered in the mail. Or there could be another option where the customer wants the clothing shipped to them ready-made.

"If you have suggestions for something better than TMTP, or you happen to like it, please let me know. I just don't want anything frilly. There has been more interest from men than women for this project, so it would be a shame for it's presentation to have any gender bias. Spinning, weaving, and survival self-sufficiency without using a knife or bow has traditionally been designated as 'women's work', but the world can't afford gender-based work assignment. Men miss out on some of the coolest creativity, and women miss out on mechanical and electrical info that can add to the creative work."

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