Friday, July 31, 2009

The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadephia

The Fabric Workshop and Museum is the only museum in the United States creating and exhibiting new work in new materials and new media in collaboration with emerging and established international artists.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

DIY e-textiles library, "How to get what you want"

"This website aims to be a comprehensible, accessible and maintainable reference resource, as well as a basis for further exploration and contribution"

This website, "How to get what you want" was developed in large part by one of my (wonderful) incoming graduate students, Hannah Perner-Wilson.

DIY • Making Your Own Tote Popular Activity

Artists create brightly colored bags with geometric patterns. Sewing groups are popular again.

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Photo: Philadelphia Inquirer, July 22, 2009

Flexible "Camera" Fabric

MIT researchers developed light-detecting fibers that could eventually be woven into a "fabric camera." Instead of counting on a single lens, the new system would use a web of the fibers as a distributed imaging surface. Imagine a shirt where the entire back is a "camera."

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

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