- Interactive Costumes (finished)

Interactive Costumes - How Wearables and E-Textiles can enter Performance Stages

Michaela Honauer's PhD project investigated wearables and e-textiles in the specific domain of professional stages that have predefined infrastructures and expertise-based hierarchies (e.g. theatre, ballet, opera). Next to the technical challenges for particular use cases, Michaela searches for solutions that help to integrate the production and staging processes of interactive costumes into traditionally grown structures. Her practice-based research is ethnographically motivated and tries to establish working routines and connections to practitioners as well as theatre, opera and ballet houses. Michaela defended her PhD in mid 2022 and is now a PostDoc at the Univ. of Twente. 

  • Honauer. Beyond costume tradition and physical computing: Characterizing the profile of interactive costume creators. Digital Creativity 2021, DOI: 10.1080/14626268.2021.1922459
  • Honauer, Wilde, Hornecker. Overcoming Reserve – Supporting Professional Appropriation of Interactive Costumes. Proc. of ACM DIS ’20, 2189–2200. ACM DLpdf.    (BEST PAPER AWARD)
  • Honauer, Hornecker. Challenges for Creating and Staging Interactive Costumes for the Theatre Stage. Proc. of Creativity & Cognition 2015 (C&C'15). ACM, pp. 13-22. ACM DL 
  • Honauer. Designing (Inter)Active Costumes for Professional Stages. In. Schneegass, Amft (eds.) Smart Textiles. Springer Intern. Publishing 2017, 10.1007/978-3-319-50124-6 chapter 13, p. 279-302
  • Honauer. Designing Interactive Costumes: Challenges and Prospects to Integrate Computational Clothing in the Performing Arts. ACM DIS 2017 Doctoral Consortium, ACM DL.
  • Honauer, Wiegert, Sohaib, Cárdenas Monsalve, Zhao, Effenberg, Alshomary, Hornecker. Mermaids do not exist? Interactive Costumes do! Proc. of ACM MUM 2017, 535-540. Arts Track, ACM DL
  • Martinez, Honauer, Sandhaus, Hornecker. Smart Textiles in the Performing Arts. In: Textiles, Identity and Innovation. Proc. of 1st Int. Textile Design Conference (D-­TEX 2017), Lisbon, 2‐4 Nov. 2017, 
  • Honauer. 2018. Designing a Remote-Controlled Interactive Dance Costume. Proceedings of Int. Conf. on Movement Computing (MOCO’18), 6 pages. ACM DL