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FASHION + TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY

Ranging from 3D knitting on an industrial Shima Seiki machine to computational zero-waste fashion form-finding visualized in Clo3D, these projects merge creative patterncutting and traditional textile techniques with computational methods and emerging digital design tools.

APPRENTICESHIP 2.0

APPRENTICESHIP 2.0

critical craft research, interaction design, 2020

affective, active

affective, active

3D knitting, Shima Seiki research, 2019

SCAFFOLD

SCAFFOLD

3D weaving, textile research, 2019

OPEN STYLE LAB RESEARCH

OPEN STYLE LAB RESEARCH

adaptive clothing, ux research, 2018

FOLD+UNFOLD

FOLD+UNFOLD

computational form-finding, zero-waste fashion

Future of [Child] Fashion

Future of [Child] Fashion

critical design, speculative design, 2016

METABOLISM SS15

METABOLISM SS15

zero-waste fashion, textile form, 2014

THE STORY OF A DASH

THE STORY OF A DASH

textile design

 

COMPUTATIONAL MATTER

These projects use body movement and data from the body to create embodied interaction experiences ranging from an immersive handcraft experience in VR using dynamic virtual materials to algorithmic most-emotionally-arousing-face generator that uses galvanic skin response data.

APPRENTICESHIP 2.0

APPRENTICESHIP 2.0

tangible interface, embodied interaction

PUMBOO

PUMBOO

tangible interface design, game design, chi, 2019

CODED EXPRESSION

CODED EXPRESSION

computational geometry, material simulation, 2019

BASE CONVERTER VR

BASE CONVERTER VR

embodied interaction, educational technology, 2019

BASE CONVERTER

BASE CONVERTER

interaction design, educational technology, 2018

THE FACE TEST

THE FACE TEST

interaction design, ux/ui design, 2017

LLOYDS EXPERIENCE

LLOYDS EXPERIENCE

interaction design, ux/ui design, 2017

NANOTHERAPY

NANOTHERAPY

experience design, interaction design, 2016

 
 
ABOUT

Bolor Amgalan is an experimental anti-disciplinary designer investigating the role of e-textiles, virtual reality and other disruptive emerging technologies as catalysts for social change. She started out as a zero-waste fashion designer and later developed her practice further at Central Saint Martins using speculative design narratives, and yet further at Parsons School of Design using computation. Bolor programs hybrid materials that belong to both the digital and analog realms and occupy the space at the intersection of craft values, tangible interface design and embodied experience. Her designs function as culturally sensitive transition design interventions to achieve a more equitable future of work for underpaid craftspeople and garment factory workers, slow production and meaningful consumption.

 

Bolor's work has been exhibited in museums and shows internationally including the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in Sydney, the Museum of Science in Boston, Milan Design Week and Dutch Design Week. She is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including AAUW International Fellowship and WIL Fellowship.

 

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