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"LOOM: Exploring the Weaving Loom and the Computer"
2000-11-10 until 2000-11-28
Art Lounge Gallery
Featuring artists who explore the relationship between the weaving loom and
the computer. This includes designs produced by algorithmic software,
weavings made with computerised looms, software interface for weaving
sentences and ironic commentary of the competition between Deep Blue and
chess master Kasparov. Forum and website explore issues further.
The analytical engine weaves algebraic patterns as the Jacquard loom weaves
flowers and leaves, wrote Lady Ada Lovelace describing Charles Babbage's
first mathematical calculator.
Loom features new developments in weaving technologies. These include
technical enhancements of the software interface as well as conceptual
innovations in the post-human arts.
The exhibition features:
* Paul Brown's digital prints designed with algorithmic software
* Jennifer Robertson's native floral designs using doublecloth technique
with computerised loom (complex multi-shaft weaving)
* Dave Sag's virtual loom designed in JavaSpace with chat rooms
* Gwendolyn Zierdt's Deep Blue series of weavings in strip-woven technique
inscribing Kasparov's loss to IBM in chess
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