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Microbial Matters: Innovating The Future from an Organic Source. The Hybridization of Art and Science. How designers are looking back to Nature, through Biology, as a source for Future Textiles.

Microbial Matters: Innovating The Future from an Organic Source. The Hybridization of Art and Science. How designers are looking back to Nature, through Biology, as a source for Future Textiles.

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An essay for the 2011 Undergraduate Awards Competition by Rachel Brady. Originally submitted for Design History and Contemporary Practice at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, with lecturer Marion Mc Enroy in the category of Modern Cultural Studies
An essay for the 2011 Undergraduate Awards Competition by Rachel Brady. Originally submitted for Design History and Contemporary Practice at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, with lecturer Marion Mc Enroy in the category of Modern Cultural Studies

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 Microbial Matters:
 Innovating 
e Future from an Organic Source.
e Hybridization of Art and Science. How designers are looking back to Nature, through Biology, as a source for Future Textiles.
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In a post synthetic age where the e
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ects of the excesses of the chemical industrieshave been noted, designers and scientists have emerged in a new form of collaborativepractice within the
eld of microbiology and bacteriology as potential harvests for textileproduction.“
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e beginning of the 21
st
Century has witnessed an exceptional period of change and innovation in the science, design and art of textiles”
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. We have entered a world where humans have surpassed their informative roles as neutral observers and havebecome actors on the very forces of nature.
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is thesis aims to discuss and question theidea of looking back to nature as a source for future textiles, examining collaborationsbetween designers and scientists with regard to textile design and manufacture. Designcan be regarded as a “bridge between the abstraction of research and tangiblerequirements of real life”
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is responds to the current trend of cross disciplinary design,the collaborative investigations between separate unrelated industries. As a response to the current negativity regarding our environmental situation I will beemphasizing the concepts of Biotechnology and its recent integration with sustainable
1Colchester, Chloe.
Textiles Today, A Global Survey of Trends and Traditions
. Thamesand Hudson.2Antonelli, Paola. “
 Design and the Elastic Mind”
New York, The Museum of ModernArt, 2008.3Ibid2
 
fashion production. I will refer to sustainable fashion, how biotechnology is promotingthis theory through the use of biotechnical methods in textile manufacture.
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is willallow for an analysis of eco-friendly textiles and their assistance in reversing the negativeimpact of current textile production which has re
ected excessively on the carbonfootprint. As of late, much opinion on the subject has been of a positive response due toits eco-friendly manner during this era of global warming.
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ere have been a number of trials relating to the idea of creating fashionable textiles from natural sources, whichindicate that biotech design is a cutting edge, proactive method of innovative textileproduction.My reason for choosing this topic echoes the theory behind the advances in textileinnovation. I am intrigued by the recent hybridization between science and art, a responseto ongoing re
ection of the future responsibilities of design. A consequence to how interdisciplinary research has led to consequential contemporary approaches to designand progression towards production processes within the textile manufacturing industry.Recent developments within the textile sector have resulted in a fusion of disciplines which aim to mesh
ne art, textiles, science and fashion design.
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is progression allowsfor further investigation with endless possibilities and scope, for personal and practicalinvestigation and experimentation. It is an area which is of the moment and a topic whichhas yet to be fully concluded and understood.
 
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