• Acting and Its Double: A Practice-led Investigation of the Nature of Acting Within Performance Capture

      Kennedy, Jason Allen (Auckland University of Technology, 2021)
      This research deepens our understanding, as animators, actors, audiences, and academics, of how we see the practice of acting in performance capture (PeCap). While exploring the intersections between acting and animation, ...
    • Getting Old and Forgetting Things: Design Anthropology and the Medicalisation of Ageing

      Collier, Guy Edward Parker (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is a relatively new diagnosis that describes the grey area between ‘normal’ age-related decline and dementia. Following increased interest in the developmental stages of Alzheimer’s Disease ...
    • The Handbook Project

      de Roos, Lindsey (Auckland University of Technology, 2021)
      The Handbook Project is an exploration of an “unhelpful guide” for navigating arts academia and art spaces as a person of colour through a tactile and social “art practice”. This project is an intuitive and reflective ...
    • Illuminativa - The Resonance of the Unseen

      Ventling, Friedrich Derek (Auckland University of Technology, 2017)
      This practice-led creative arts thesis investigates the metaphysical notion of light as an activating principle and how this is subjectively experienced. Light is phenomenologically explored as a catalytic agent that is ...
    • Machine crafted: 3-dimensional machine knitted forms

      Kalyanji, Jyoti (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      Unrealised design capacity in computerised seamless knitting technology is highlighted in emerging research. The adoption of this technology, both in New Zealand and internationally, is largely driven by the economic gains ...
    • The Materiality of Winter

      Zino, Imogen (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      This exploration embraces materiality through the poetics of Winter. An aim of this project has been to enable a greater sense of connection between the internal sensory world of the participant and the inhabited environment. ...
    • Moana Cosmopolitan Imaginaries: Toward an Emerging Theory of Moana Art

      Lopesi, Lana (Auckland University of Technology, 2021)
      This thesis uses a theoretical approach to examine the way a digital native generation of Moana artists with connections to Aotearoa, and part of global worlds today, imagine their subjectivities, their cultures and their ...
    • Mourning Sites ________ Performing Ineffable Spaces of Ruin

      O'Hara, Emily (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      This practice-led PhD explores spatio-temporal conditions arising in processes of mourning, attuning these processes to the project’s spatial-poetics or site-writings. In doing so my PhD relates the experiences of death ...
    • Paradox: how New Zealand culture enables creativity, yet mitigates against its spread

      Hutcheson, Mike (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      This practice-led thesis examines the concept of creativity in the context of contemporary New Zealand business. The thesis project comprises two complementary components. The first is a 30-minute video documentary that ...
    • Paradoxical Realities: A Creative Consideration of Realismo Maravilhoso in an Interactive Digital Narrative

      Tavares, Tatiana (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      This artistic, practice-led thesis is concerned with the potentials of polyvocality and interactive digital narrative. The practical project, Saints of Paradox, is formatted as a printed picture book that can be expanded ...
    • Please Leave on the Seat After Use: Crafting Personal Narrative Through Machine Knitting

      Cho, Susie (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      Please Leave on the Seat After Use explores my evolving relationship with the Seiki Shima knitting machine, which I have positioned as a key contributor to my research practice. Materializing personal narratives through ...
    • A Remembering of Culture and Community: An Exploration of the Ambiguity and Significance of Everyday Affordable Sustainable Clothing

      Johnson, Leica (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      Individuals ‘experiencing poverty often find it difficult to partake in contemporary consumption behaviours,’ consequently budget consumers are often left out of the sustainable fashion conversation. The design and making ...
    • The Scent of Blue Memories: Multisensory Exploration in Animated Autoethnography

      Park, Monique Hyobin (Auckland University of Technology, 2021)
      This thesis discusses the experience of worlds within a film, which can be understood as a multisensory exploration that reveals animation as being more than simply an audio-visual medium, and how such a film can resonate ...
    • A Sense of Play

      Hutchinson, Levon (Auckland University of Technology, 2021)
      A child needs to feel happy for them to thrive in a school environment. Children have personal and complex needs that should be well understood to help them feel happy, comfortable and ready for learning. This study aimed ...
    • Vacancies and Attenuated Presences: A Counter-Memorial Swimming Pool for Waitara

      Bentley, Chris (Auckland University of Technology, 2021)
      This practice-led research thesis inquires into the memorial pool, and posits these strange and disjunctive spaces as counter-memorials, mediums for alternative methods of remembrance. The work unfolds over two stages: ...
    • Veitalatala: Mātanga ‘o e Talanoa

      Toluta'u, Talita Kiume (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      This study is concerned with representation. It considers the nature of a culturally located, discursive form called veitalatala and its creative translation into designed artifacts that consider the lyrical and graceful ...