The algorithms, the logic and mathematics of textile production has always been a source of fascination for me. Generous funding in recent years made it possible to investigate this subject for ancient weaving. In the PENELOPE project I will be able to put these former projects and cooperations on a new level together with colleagues from the United Kingdom, Sweden/Italy and India.
From September 2014 to March 2016, I was international Co-Investigator in the Weaving Codes – Coding Weaves Project, funded by a Digital Transformations Amplification Award 2014 of the Arts & Humanities Research Council (UK).
From April 2014 to October 2015, I investigated the philosophy of ancient textile production as Postdoc in the Collaborative Project Ancient Textiles, conducted by the Centre for Textile Research, University of Copenhagen, and the Department of Ancient History, Leibniz University Hanover, funded by the Anneliese Mayer Award of the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation to Marie-Louise Nosch (German page), Direktor of CTR.
In 2012 and 2013, I spend a Marie-Curie Senior Research Fellowship funded by the m4human programme of the Gerda Henkel Foundation (COFUND) at the Centre for Textile Research, University of Copenhagen.
In 2006 I have been Scholar-in-Residence at the Research Institute for the History of Technology and Science, Deutsches Museum, Munich.
You can find me at twitter, academia.edu, Google+, facebook.
The project publications are accessible via zenodo.org/communities/penelope/.
On my blog www.saumweberei.de (in German) you can learn about a lot of other activities and my artwork.