Digital Humanities: Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants

Period of Performance

5/1/2016 - 2/28/2018

Funding Totals

$39,713.00 (approved)
$39,713.00 (awarded)

3D Modeling for Textile Collections

FAIN: HD-248519-16

Ball State University (Muncie, IN 47306-1022)
Diana Saiki (Project Director: September 2015 to April 2022)
Valerie Birk (Co Project Director: March 2016 to April 2022)

The development of a prototype web application of three-dimensional models of historic clothing for use by researchers, teachers, and the general public. The test collection would consist of World War II-era American clothing from the Beeman Historic Costume Collection.

The funds from the Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant Level I will be used to create a working prototype of "Fashion Fusion," a publicly available web-based application. Fashion Fusion will be a catalog of historic clothing, enabling interactive study of a three-dimensional digital image of a historical garment and replication of it with downloadable pattern pieces. The project results will be useful to museum professionals, clothing history researchers and teachers, and designers for theater and re-enacting.

Media Coverage

Project Weaves Fashion History and Technology (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Gail Werner
Publication: Ball State Magazine
Date: 11/15/2016