Posts Tagged ‘design’

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What am I embroidering?

March 13, 2019

The Embroidered Computer by Irene Posch and Ebru Kurbak doesn’t look like what you might expect when you think of a computer. Instead, the work looks like an elegantly embroidered textile, complete with glass and magnetic beads and a meandering pattern of copper wire. The materials have conductive properties which are arranged in specific patterns to create electronic functions. Gold pieces on top of the magnetic beads flip depending on the program, switching sides as different signals are channeled through the embroidered work.

“Traditionally purely decorative, [the work’s patterns] defines their function,” explained Posch on her website. “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.”

The piece is a reference to the historic similarity between textile creation and computing, for example the Jacquard loom being an important influence on the evolution of computing hardware. Posch is a researcher and artist with a background in media and computer science who explores the how technological seeps into the fields of art and craft, and Kurbak is an artist and designer who investigates the hidden politics of everyday spaces and routines. You can learn more about their work and partnerships here or here.

from  Colossal

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Would you call it “glassic?”

March 12, 2019

Amber Cowan is an artist working in glass to create fantastic, imaginary worlds.  She combines found vintage glass pieces with flame-worked elements to realize her creations.  I think glass is intrinsically lovely and her attention to color and texture is fascinating.

from Colossal

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What am I watching this time?

February 20, 2019
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What am I watching?

January 10, 2019

by Kaplanimo at WordlessTech

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What am I gloving?

November 27, 2018

I enjoy painting on leather and have used pieces of old kid gloves in my crazy quilts and wall hangings.  That is why I particularly appreciate the whimsy of Bunnie Reiss’s creations.

“Artist Bunnie Reiss enjoys transforming the old into new, and has spent her life as a collector of weathered objects with rich stories. Reiss’s ongoing project turns her collection of old leather gloves into bright works of art, utilizing symmetry and cosmic imagery to connect both the past and present. The gloves are not obvious references to animal faces, but subtle gestures that reference eyes, ears, and noses within their design.”

“In addition to painting smaller works, Reiss also creates large installations and mural walls. Her most recent work is a 3,500 square foot mural painted on the east side of Milwaukee for the Black Cat Mural Alley. You can see more of her large and small-scale works on her website and Instagram.”

 

From Colossal

 

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What is freaking me out?

November 7, 2018

 

 

 

From wordlesstech

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I’m lichen it

August 15, 2018

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Ceramic artist Olivia Walker throws precise porcelain forms, then covers them in paper-thin accretions. Using porcelain, these organic, lichen-like growths speak of organisms – fungus, coral and bacteria – growing over and devouring the form beneath. Olivia Walker’s current body of work looks at the fine line between growth and decay.