THREADS AND CODES SYMPOSIUM

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Description of Activity

The Weaving Codes, Coding Weaves project explores the practices of weaving and computer programming together, considering both looms and computers as algorithmic environments for creative work with pattern. The connection between computing and the Jacquard loom is well known, but we want to go deeper in history and philosophy, to investigate traditional work with threads for its digital nature, including the genesis of discrete mathematics in ancient looms. This will provide an unravelling of contemporary technology, finding an alternative account of computer programming with its roots in arts and craft. On this basis this symposium will investigate contemporary theoretical points where textile and code-based crafts connect.
Period6 Mar 2015
Event typeConference
LocationLondon, United Kingdom

Keywords

  • algorithmic art
  • computational thinking
  • system art
  • weaving
  • coding
  • creative practice
  • algorithm