THE DIGITAL COSTUME PROJECT
HOW DID WE START?

Professor Nathalie Cooke, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research in the Faculty of Arts at McGill University, recognized and supported the original research idea: the development of a digital design system for theatrical costume illustration. Dean Cooke supported this initiative with an Arts Insights seed grant, which allowed for the purchase of computer equipment and provided funds for research assistance; the later was particularly important because it has concentrated from the beginning on hiring students and recent graduates.

The seed grant provided the infrastructure to allow for the development of this idea into a tangible research project, which Bradley submitted to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for an Image Sound and Text Technology Grant. Dean Cooke signed on as Co-applicant, expanding the idea to encompass digital imagery in her own area of research, Canadian Food Icons. The team was joined by Jordan LeBel, food expert and marketing professor at Concordia University. Industry partners, the Centaur Theatre and the National Theatre School of Canada accepted an invitation to join the team. The proposal was supported by SSHRC, and won an award at the maximum funding level.
The Project
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Goal
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The People
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The Process
The Photo
Line Drawing
Technical Sheets
Coloring
Fabrics
Transforming
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