HOMO TEXTOR Programme

17th and 18th September 2019

PROGRAMME

Tuesday September 17th


9:00 Coffee


9:15 – 10:30 Introductory part

Welcome
Helmuth Trischler

HOMO TEXTOR:
An Introduction
Ellen Harlizius-Klück

Archaeology of Textile Production and Consumption in Archaic Greece:
State of the Art and Future Direction
Margarita Gleba


10:30 Coffee Break


10:45 – 12:15 Weaving as Order in Ancient Greece – Part 1

Modular patterns:
A Survey on the Textile Origin of Neolithic Design
Kalliope Sarri

Temple Dressing:
Sacred Architecture and Textile Design
Deborah Steiner


12:15 Lunch Break


13:30 – 15:00 Weaving as Order in Ancient Greece – Part 2

Poikilia, Geometry and the Patterns of Nature in Greek Archaic Mind
Adeline Grand-Clément

How Poetry appropriates (Textile) Technology:

One Methodological Point in the Investigation of the Vocabulary of Ancient Weaving
Giovanni Fanfani 


15:00 Coffee Break


15:15 – 17:45 The Textile Production of Weaving and Song

Touch, Memory and Song:
Knowledge in the Socio-Technical Ensemble of Weaving
Annapurna Mamidipudi 

Woven witness:

Mnemonics, Textiles, and the Myth of Philomela
Anthony Tuck

Reflections on References to Textile Technology in the Diction of Archaic Greek Lyric and Epic
Gregory Nagy



Wednesday September 18th


9:00 Coffee


9:15 – 10:45 The Textile Production of Knowledge and Science – Part 1

The Rapport of Weaving and Geometry in Archaic Greece
Ellen Harlizius-Klück

The Textile Expression Gap
Lars Hallnäs


10:45 Coffee Break


11:00 – 12:30 The Textile Production of Knowledge and Science – Part 2

Comparative Reflections on Andean Weaving as Science
Denise Arnold

Braiding and Dancing:
Embodied Rhythm and the Matter of Pattern
Victoria Mitchell


12:30 Lunch Break


13:30 – 15:00 Pattern machines: Alternative histories – Part 1

The Machinery – Challenging the Automaton:
Creative Resistance and the Nineteenth Century Cotton Worker
Caroline Radcliffe

Rewiring Women and Electronics:
Textiles as Radical Tech-Art
Ebru Kurbak


15:00 Coffee Break


15:15 – 16:45 Pattern Machines: Alternative Histories – Part 2

Merge, Weave, Trap. Programming and the Paläoanthropology of Concepts
Julian Rohrhuber

Closing the Loop between Live Coding and Ancient Greek Technology
Alex McLean and Dave Griffiths


16:45 Sum-up and Prospects


Feature image: Nerve fibres in a healthy adult human brain, MRI. Credit: Zeynep M. Saygin, McGovern Institute, MIT. CC BY-NC-ND