CURRENTS NEW MEDIA 2019

June 7-23, 2019

Workshop / Weaving and Coding

Instructors: Renata Gaul and Francesca Rodriguez Sawaya
Session 1 Saturday, June 9 / 10am – 5pm
Session 2 Sunday,June 10 / 10am – 5pm
Location: Canyon Road Creatives – 826 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Workshop Size: Maximum 15
Workshop Fee: $75

Weaving to code, Coding to weave is an introduction to the art of weaving as an illustration on how binary system works and the art of coding as a digital weaving practice. In this two day workshop, we will braid the relationship between both activities through history and practice,  showing how it led to the invention of the first computers and programming logic. Attendees will be introduced to creative coding and basic weaving techniques through a learning approach that demystifies both activities, showing their similarities that are not often exposed.
No previous experience with weaving or coding is required to attend the workshop. Each participant will receive a weaving toolkit that includes a small loom and other helpful tools for the the workshop. For the coding part, we will be using p5.js, a javascript library intended to make coding accessible for artists, designers, educators and beginners. We will be using their online editor so attendees should bring their personal computers for the workshop.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to design weaving patterns in both physical and digital spaces.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS

Renata Gaui is an artist, designer and creative technologist from Rio de Janeiro. Within the past years she’s been working with wearable technology R&D, exhibit design for learning experiences and female empowerment.

 

 

Francesca Rodriguez Sawaya is a Peruvian designer and educator. She uses her skills as a technologist and storyteller to craft compelling narratives about socio cultural realities. Her work revolves around connecting the digital and physical spaces around us, as a way of bringing a more human approach to our digital world.

They both graduated from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU, where they collaborated on artistic projects regarding female empowerment & identity, how to build a bridge between crafts with technology and educational partnerships between ITP and public schools around New York, in which they were both organizers and facilitators.

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