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dc.contributor.author O'Mahony, M
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-16T05:03:42Z
dc.identifier.citation Science Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin
dc.identifier.other K1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/12224
dc.description.abstract TechnoThreads (2008), curated by O'Mahony, was the inaugural exhibition at the New Science Gallery in Trinity College Dublin. It attracted 60,000 visitors and significant national and international press coverage. The extent of the impact of science on the fashion industry is not well understood by design professionals, manufacturers or the broader public. This publically accessible exhibition brought together highly innovative examples that clearly demonstrate the application of science in this design field. This was achieved by examples showing the use of scientific developments in fashion, the aesthetics of science and the use of new technologically advanced textiles. The aim of the exhibition and its catalogue was twofold. The first was to inform the designers, consuming public and the manufacturing industry of advances in sciences that can impact fashion and textiles and the newly defined roles this creates in society. The second was to evaluate the new broadening role of advanced textiles and smart systems. This information was placed against seductive and highly aesthetically transformed garments designed for the exhibition. The emphasis was to see scientific developments in the context of fashion. This work emerged from continuing exploration of the impact of new sciences and technologies on fashion. Understanding the potential for new technologies and materials requires constant interpretive engagement across industry groups. This exploration is brought more palatably to the fashion and design professions through the evaluation of aesthetic or designed objects rather than scientific discussion. It is only by the contextualizing of scientific development through fashion design that groups will become aware of developments and their potential.
dc.title TechnoThreads
dc.parent Science Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Irish Times; RTE Irish National Radio; RTE Irish National TV; Ad!dict magazine en_US
dc.identifier.startpage en_US
dc.identifier.endpage en_US
dc.cauo.name DAB.School of Design en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 120306 Textile and Fashion Design
dc.for 120302 Design Innovation
dc.personcode 105431
dc.percentage 50 en_US
dc.classification.name Textile and Fashion Design en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity 20080426 en_US
dc.date.activity 2008-04-26
dc.location.activity Dublin, Ireland en_US
dc.description.keywords fashion, textiles en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building/School of Design
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3) [2015-05-15T14:24:06+10:00]


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