Friday, May 14, 2010

More co-creation with textiles

My colleagues and I are starting on a new project to bring down to Maker Faire NYC in the fall. We're not sure what it is yet, but we know that it involves the following elements: six word memoirs, knitting, rivers, conductive thread (for animation of some kind), text based costumes, and a 'take-away' for participants.

The co-creation part will come from attendees of Maker Faire - as we knit this river (with Andrea's super cool machine - see below), we'll ask passers-by to write their memoirs on ribbon. Then we'll weave collected memoirs into the river.

I love this stage in a project. When it just starts to take shape. Exciting.

Here's the machine we'll use to knit. This thing makes textiles FAST. Amazing.

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