PENELOPE A Study of Weaving as Technical Mode of Existence

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Live coding the warp-weighted loom

Live coding has developed into an international community of practice over the past two decades, where artists make live use of programming languages to express and create time-based works, predominantly at the fringes of electronic music....

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Pattern insights

TidalCycles (or just ‘Tidal’ for short) is free/open source software for making patterns, mainly musical ones. I made it while a research student, and have been working on it for many years since, with the help...

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The Twists and Turns of Tablet Weaving

Here’s some work-in-progress thoughts on modelling tablet weaving. Although our project is primarily concerned with the ups and downs of weaving, we are also interested in the twists of tablet weaving. Woven and tablet woven fabrics...

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AlgoMech Symposium on Dancing and Braiding

We are again happy to be featuring the PENELOPE project as part of AlgoMech festival, including the Symposium on Dancing and Braiding in collaboration with Victoria Mitchell. Details on the symposium are below (more details will...

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HOMO TEXTOR Conference

This conference will bring together philosophers, artists, technologists, classicists, textile experts, anthropologists, and historians of technology to discuss weaving as a technical mode of existence. The two day conference will take place at the Kerschensteiner Kolleg...

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PENELOPE sucht studentische Hilfskraft

Studentische Hilfskraft für internationales, interdisziplinäres Forschungsprojekt am Deutschen Museum gesucht Einrichtung: Forschungsinstitut für Technik- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Deutsches Museum, Museumsinsel 1, 80538 München Einstellung zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt und bis Frühjahr 2020 (verlängerbar) Stundenzahl: 6 Stunden pro Woche...