Miranda Smitheram, PhD (November 2013 – November 2016)
The research builds on postdigital ideas to take a speculative approach in imagining what future fashion could look like.
Miranda Smitheram – PhD researcher
Associate Professor Frances Joseph – Primary Supervisor
Dr Mandy Smith – Secondary Supervisor
Gregory Bennett – Advisor
Miranda’s research questions how cloth and surface can be reimagined through a digital materiality. This inquiry shifts across fashion, textile and art practices, merging new technologies with traditional techniques to craft physical-digital design. Miranda’s main areas of interest are material knowledge, experimental Motion Capture, generative design, 3D surfaces and digital surface imaging.
Colab, Motion Capture Lab, and Textile & Design Lab
dematerialized fashion, digital craft, digital materiality, digital surface imaging, future fashion, material knowledge, motion capture, speculative design
Smitheram, M. (2015). Imagining and imaging future fashion. Craft Research, 6(2), 241–255. http://doi.org/10.1386/crre.6.2.241_1
Smitheram, M. (2013). The Superfluous and the Ephemeral: Consumerism, globalisation and future fashion systems (Master of Philosophy thesis, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand). http://hdl.handle.net/10292/5594