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December 08, 2008

Craft Hackers - This FRIDAY!!!!


New Museum
235 Bowery
New York, NY 10002

Fri, Dec 12, 2008
7:30 PM

New Museum theater (directions)
Part of New Silent New Media
Buy tickets now: $6 Members, $8 General Public

Craft Hackers is a panel discussion among artists who use crafting techniques to explore high-tech culture and the relationship between needlework and computer programming. Panelists include Cat Mazza, who translates moving images into stills knit in yarn; Christy Matson, who uses Jacquard Looms (some of the earliest computers) to knit landscape images from computer games; Ben Fino-Radin, whose witty needlepoint sculptures translate the World Wide Web into yarn and plastic, one pixel at a time; and Cody Trepte, whose embroidery of retired computer punch cards rekindles an old-fashioned love affair with the hand of the artist.

Posted by cat at 06:42 PM