Computational Fashion Fellow Keren Oxman is studying the development of generative textile morphologies through experimental multi-material 3D printing fabrication technology. The research and design will incorporate geometry with differentiated performance and will be undertaken with a group of consultants from arts-design and science-technology. These consultants include Prof. Neri Oxman of the MIT Media Lab and Prof. W. Craig Carter of MIT Dept. of Material Sciences and others.kerenoxman.com
Keren Oxman is an artist and designer working at the intersection of Fine Arts Fashion and Fabrication Technology. She studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, and holds a B.A. from the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem, and an M.A. from the Royal College of Art in London where she was a Clore Fellow. Her work experimentally investigates the formal mechanisms of generative design and their potential relation to the human body. Integrating traditional media with digital morphogenesis, her current interests attempt to combine disciplines such as textile craft with algorithmic behavior.kerenoxman.com
M. Casey Rehm is the principal of Studio Kinch, a design and algorithmic consulting firm based in New York. His current research focuses on the use of complex adaptive systems and contemporary interactive technology in the production of architecture, animation, product and graphic design. He has over six years of architectural experience, working for firms in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, and London. Casey is also currently a full time faculty member at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles.studio-kinch.com
Architect Neri Oxman is the Sony Corporation Career Development Professor and the director of the Mediated Matter research group at the MIT Media Lab where she conducts research at the intersection of computational design, digital fabrication and materials science and applies that knowledge to design across scales from the micro scale to the building scale. Oxman's research and design work have been displayed in, and acquired for permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art, Centre Georges Pompidou, and The Smithsonian Institution among others. Oxman was named to ICON's list of the top 20 most influential architects to shape our future (2009), and was selected as one of the 100 most creative people by FASTCOMPANY (2009).materialecology.com
W. Craig Carter is a professor of Materials Science and Macvicar Fellow at MIT. His research centers on theory and modeling of materials properties and processing. In particular, thermodynamics and kinetics of interfaces, simulations of microstructural evolution, and predictions of fracture and reliability in materials. He has written over 100 scientific papers and co-authored public domain software to model microstructural properties from images. He co-founded a company, 24M, which will produce grid scale energy storage solutions. He has also been collaborating with Neri Oxman on a number of art projects in which his mathematical methods and algorithms are employed to produce objects through additive manufacturing.