loom

2018


Inspired by musings of Friedrich Hölderlin and Martin Heidegger, the Tek-Matic loom marries contemporary craft (electronics and digital fabrication) with tablet weaving, one of the earliest methods of weaving by hand. My hope is to equalize the two. By contextualizing an ancient tradition with modern technology, I aim to fetch original craft practice back into its essence — a state of lasting being.

Course: How to Make Something that Makes (almost) Anything, taught by Neil Gershenfeld - MIT

Class website

PR: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Localhost Talks by Recurse Center

Schematic of the complete setup

Control unit - stepper motor, display, microcontroller and radio

wearble - accelerometer, microcontroller and radio

wearable 2.0 is 1/3 the size - stay tuned

Presenting the project at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum