Milly McDowell

Contact:
millymcdowellart@gmail.com
University/School:
Birmingham City University
Location:
Birmingham
Specialism:
Award NomineeDigital MediaFashion GraphicsFashion TechnologyFilmmakerSustainabilty
About Me

Hi, I'm Milly, specialising in AI aided design.

Milly's work centres on re-modelisation, pushing traditional research methods and design practices past the accepted norm and into new and exciting fields such as artificial-intelligence-aided design, video animation, and 3D rendered design.

"AI gives the architect access to unlimited and unparalleled design development. Its use in my work allows me to introduce variability at the execution of a single line of code, with infinite possibilities and applications."

INSPIRATION

One creative form influencing another.

When I listen to music, each track creates a world full of unique inhabitants within my mind. I started to base my design research on self-produced music videos, and artwork created to accompany albums and singles. As my interest grew, I wanted to further understand how a piece of music can be translated into a visual infill, music video, or artwork. This interest launched my exploration into AI and its application within fashion design, how can one creative form inspire another?

Within 'All We Ever Look For' this is further examined. The research that underpins the project is based on my interpretation of the Kate Bush track 'All we ever look for' exploring one's purpose in their own lifetime: searching for a distraction from the inevitable, a greater intelligence, and companionship. The visual research is founded on my own experiences, which turned into a conceptual art world when encoding the relationship between a human and a machine.

MY WORK

PORTFOLIOS

DETAIL

The use of AI aided design is only just beginning.

Translating established deep learning methodologies to fashion is a new horizon for designers. Think of AI not as competition for the designer, but a tool to create a strong, fresh foundation to begin the design process. AI can recognise a house’s tone of voice, their specific design language, and push conventional design further while still staying inside the houses identity, or indeed it can break out of that box entirely.

Music is one of my biggest inspirations. As I re-listen to songs from my youth - and artists I've discovered since - each track creates a new world full of unique inhabitants within my mind.
Award NomineeDigital MediaFashion GraphicsFashion TechnologyFilmmakerSustainabilty
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