Threads and Codes

Jefferies, Janis K.. 2015. 'Threads and Codes'. In: Threads and Codes Symposium. Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom 06.03.2015. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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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.

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Weaving Codes, Coding Weaves is a Digital Transformations project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK.

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6 March 2015["eprint_fieldopt_dates_date_type_shown" not defined]

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Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom

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17 May 2016 14:21

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20 Jun 2017 10:33


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