DeFInt is an online documentation of the works and research of Ramyah Gowrishankar, a Doctoral candidate in the Design research Lab, Berlin. Her research focus lies in the field of electronic textiles and soft devices and she is interested in exploring the tangible interactions and roles emerging from the integration of traditional textiles and new computational devices, where handicrafts meet technology.
Ramyah graduated with a Master of Arts degree in New Media from Media Lab Helsinki , at Aalto University in December 2011 and started her Doctoral studies at the Embodied Design Research Group at the Department of Design in Aalto ARTS in 2013. In July 2015, she was accepted for a research position in the ArcinTex European Training Network program and moved to the Design Research Lab as a phD candidate.
Ramyah has an undergraduate degree in Communication Design from Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore, India. She was awarded a fellowship at The Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS), Japan in 2007 where she studied Dynamic Sensory programming. Her education and work experience have been multi-disciplinary in nature and she has worked on many collaborative projects in domains ranging from visual communication, interaction design, filmmaking, animation to interactive & mobile media.
Listed below are some of her frequent collaborators who have contributed to, been involved in and/or supported her works and ideas in the past years:
** Thank you! **
(in no particular order)
Jonathan Cremieux ( Digital Maker, Software developer, Husband)
Kati Hyyppä (Illustrator, Designer, Maker, eCrafts expert)
Katharina Bredies (Researcher, e-Textiles expert, Product and Interface Designer)
SERDE (A transdisciplinary Art Centre in Aizpute, Latvia)
Liisa Tervinen (Designer, Jewellery Artist)
Kitchen Budapest (Media Lab and Idea incubators in Budapest, Hungary)
Melinda Sipos (Designer, Cultural mediator, producer)
Media Lab Helsinki (Dept. of Media, Aalto ARTS)
Embodied Design Lab, Aalto ARTS (Design Research)
Jussi Mikkonen/ Embodied Interactions Lab (Design and prototyping lab)
Swedish School of Textiles, Borås (Smart Textiles Lab)
Helsinki New Media Locomotive (New-media collective)
Till Bovermann/ TAI Studio (Tangible and Auditory Interfaces)
Pixelversity (outreach & education programme of Pixelache Helsinki )
I’d be happy to hear from you if you have any questions, comments or simply want to say hello!