Dr. Amanda Parkes is a media designer and technologist interested in how digital technologies and smart materials can expand our relationship with natural phenomena to facilitate a more intuitive connection between technology and the natural world. She works with algae-based materials and is using science to create real innovation in ‘wearables.’
Besides her work at ManufactureNY, she is the founder of Skinteractive Studio, which develops fashion technology and hi-tech textile projects for use in areas ranging from performance to medicine. She is also the co-founder and the CTO of Bodega Algae, a company developing a modular, scalable, microalgae photobioreactor for the production of high-energy algal biomass for use in the production of biofuel.
She completed her PhD in the Tangible Media Group at the MIT Media Lab, with a concentration on computational materiality in kinetic interfaces as an area of innovation in future products, and is the recipient of an NSF SBIR award.
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