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Amanda Parkes
Manufacture NY
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Amanda Parkes

Company: Manufacture NY
Title: Chief of Technology & Research
Location: Brooklyn, United States
Fields of operation: Science, Art, Design, Culture
Twitter: amandajparkes

Amanda is a fashion technologist and biomedia designer. She is the Chief of Technology and Research at Manufacture NY, leading the development of a high technology fashion & textiles R&D space within a new hybrid fashion incubator/factory/research facility. She is also the founder of Skinteractive Studio, offering conceptual design and technological development on wearable technology, hi-tech textiles, fashion manufacturing, and interactivity. She is a visiting scientist at the MIT Media Lab and an adjunct professor in the Columbia University Dept of Architecture. Her past work includes founding Bodega Algae, an algae biofuels company and the development of exhibits at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, the Science Museum in London and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice. She holds a PhD & M.S. from the MIT Media Lab and a B.S. in Product Design and a B.A. in Art History from Stanford University. She is an international speaker including TED@SXSW, and her design work has been awarded in forums including the ID Magazine Annual Design Review, the Prix Ars Electronica, and the D&AD Awards. She was named one of Mass High Tech’s ‘Women to Watch’ in technology.