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Ethel Mairet: A Pioneer of Weaving Technology | Lady Science on Patreon
For some, technology may conjure up images of circuit boards and steel rooms full of male engineers at machines. This masculinized space is often pitted against its presumed antithesis — the warm, domestic, and feminized world of craft. But this notion of technology divorced from art and craft is of relatively recent origin. Ethel Mairet’s practice, dependent on chemistry, botany and biology, shows that the two categories cannot so neatly be parsed apart. Craft once held a central place in discourses on technology.
craft  feminism  science  textiles  technology  historyofscience 
2 days ago by madamim
Irene Posch
A researcher and artist exploring the integration of technological development into the fields of art and craft, and vice versa, and social, cultural, technical and aesthetic implications thereof.
art  computing  technology  craft  inspiration  design  maker 
2 days ago by garrettc
The Embroidered Computer
an exploration into using historic gold embroidery materials and knowledge to craft a programmable 8 bit computer.

Solely built from a variety of metal threads, magnetic, glass and metal beads, and being inspired by traditional crafting routines and patterns, the piece questions the appearance of current digital and electronic technologies surrounding us, as well as our interaction with them.

Technically, the piece consists of (textile) relays, similar to early computers before the invention of semiconductors. Visually, the gold materials, here used for their conductive properties, arranged into specific patterns to fulfil electronic functions, dominate the work. Traditionally purely decorative, their pattern here defines they function. They lay bare core digital routines usually hidden in black boxes. Users are invited to interact with the piece in programming the textile to compute for them.
electronics  computers  computing  art  embroidery  craft  gold  8-bit 
2 days ago by jm
Irene Posch |Irene Posch
Irene Posch is a researcher and artist exploring the integration of technological development into the fields of art and craft, and vice versa, and social, cultural, technical and aesthetic implications thereof.
art  irene-posch  craft  embroidery  computing  knitting  textiles 
4 days ago by sjmarshy
The Embroidered Computer | Irene PoschIrene Posch
The Embroidered Computer uses historic gold embroidery materials to craft a programmable 8 bit computer.
weirdtech  interesting  craft 
4 days ago by justusthane
Wearth London
All kinds of eco must-haves.
craft  soap 
6 days ago by MiniMossMan

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