Mili John Tharakan is a Textile artist-researcher who loves all things textile. Her work lies at the intersection of traditional textile crafts, smart textiles and technology.
Her present work explores issues of democratizing technology to find new ways in which traditional textile narratives can shape the future of Smart textiles. Exploring and merging techniques and materials of traditional textiles with smart materials and technology to develop NeoCraft, a new genre of crafts for social change. She has a passion for traditional crafts and her desire to see its evolution in the digital age has kept challenging her towards creating artefacts that lie in the gap between 'craft' and 'gadgets'.
She has presented her works at conferences and exhibitions internationally. Having lived and worked in various countries, she considers herself a global nomad.