The practice based research SKIN STORIES:: CHARTING AND MAPPING THE SKIN deals with issues across the fields of art, design, technology, biology and material science. In an attempt to bridge the gap between aesthetics and technology by investigating the potential of new and industrial materials, the epidermis is used as a metaphor for creating innovative textile surfaces which behave, look or feel like skin.
As a result of theoretical enquiry and practical experiments, interactive design solutions have been developed to a prototype stage for possible application in domestic environments and public spaces as well as for integration into body related design concepts. The development of such functional and interactive textile membranes will hopefully enable individuals to experience a polysensual and responsive environment and it is this aspect which is considered to be an original contribution to knowledge in the textiles field.
The aim of this written thesis is not only to illustrate the journeys and investigations made along the way and to demonstrate the outcome of the research, but also to situate the practical work in its cultural, critical and technological context. This thesis is accompanied by an interactive CD-ROM which is a visual representation of
The ideas of the project SKIN STORIES:: CHARTING AND MAPPING THE SKIN have been developed and tested during a 3-year research programme towards a Ph. D. at The London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London.
|Type of Research:||Thesis (PhD)|
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This copy of the thesis has been supplied on condition that anyone who consults it is understood to recognise that copyright rests with the author and that no quotation from the thesis and no information derived from it may be published without the prior consent of the author of the University of the Arts London (as may be appropriate).
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > London College of Fashion|
|Deposited By:||Stephanie Meece|
|Deposited On:||05 Aug 2010 15:31|
|Last Modified:||23 Apr 2014 08:02|