19. Weaving Code – Amandine David

Amandine David (FR/BE)

Weaving Code

Weaving (cotton), coding, 3D printing (PLA)
2 stuks, 1: 145 x 23.5 cm, 2: 130 x 28cm
Video : Alex Pistorius
Computational Design: Sebastiaan Leenknegt

Weaving Code is located at the crossroad of hand weaving, programming, and 3D printing.

Basic computer language made of 0s and 1s dates back to the industrial revolution, and it finds its origin in the automation of looms: punched cards generating the patterns held digital data represented by the presence or absence of holes in predefined positions.

By turning weaving patterns into a programming language, Weaving Code aims to explore how traditional crafts and digital tools can enhance each other and offer an alternative interpretation of technology at large.

In the creation of these pieces, while a piece of textile is produced on the loom, an object is generated by the computer using binary code. This object is then 3D printed and inserted in the hand-woven textile. 

In mathematics and digital electronics, a binary number is a number expressed in the binary numeral system, which uses only two symbols: 0 and 1. Because of its straightforward implementation in digital electronic circuitry, the binary system is used by almost all computer-based devices.

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