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 appear on the main symposium webpage soon). We will be taking part in other parts of the festival, including a public performance with the Penelopean robots dancing around a maypole in an attempt to create braids, more on that soon!

9:30am – 5pm, 17th May 2019

Site gallery, Sheffield, UK

Tickets now available – £27.50 (£13.75 concs), including lunch and refreshments

Launching AlgoMech Festival, an interdisciplinary symposium bringing together perspectives from digital media, choreography & dance technology, traditional Andean and Ancient Greek textiles, e-textiles, philology, live coding and architecture.

Through talks, discussion and performance, contributors to the symposium will consider their work in the context of interlacing within and between textiles, e-textiles, pattern, structure and movement, including dance. Interfaces between materials, craft technologies, digital engineering, responsive systems, embodied communications, threads, inter-weaving, intertwining, braiding and building will provide a rich vein of dialogue, experimentation and recent practice-led outcomes.

Note the symposium will be followed by the AlgoMech festival exhibition launch event with dance performance and screening. See for details

Textile as interface

  • Victoria Mitchell (session chair)
  • Kate Sicchio (Dance and Choreography, Virginia Commonwealth University)
    Dancer, choreographer, coder
  • Berit Greinke (University of Arts, Berlin)
    E-textiles, design

In and Out of Weaving

Interlacing structures in time and place

Threads and technologies on the move

Made possible with the support of European Research Council (682711: PENELOPE – Weaving as a Technical Mode of Existence), Sheffield City of Ideas, Sheffield City of Makers, Sheffield Cultural Consortium, and Arts Council, England.

Cite this blog post
alexmclean (2019, April 1). AlgoMech Symposium on Dancing and Braiding. PENELOPE. Retrieved May 23, 2024, from

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