25 November 2008

Craft Hackers Panel Discussion

Friday, December 12th at 7:30pm
at the New Museum
235 Bowery, NYC, 10001

Craft Hackers is a panel discussion among artists who use crafting techniques to explore high-tech culture and the relationship between needlework and computer programming. Panelists include Cat Mazza, who translates moving images into stills knit in yarn; Christy Matson, who uses Jacquard Looms (some of the earliest computers) to knit landscape images from computer games; Ben Fino-Radin, whose witty needlepoint sculptures translate the World Wide Web into yarn and plastic, one pixel at a time; and Cody Trepte, whose embroidery of retired computer punch cards rekindles an old-fashioned love affair with the hand of the artist.

Organized and moderated by Marisa Olson, Rhizome curator at large.

Rhizome is a leading new media art organization and affiliate of the New Museum. This is the next event in Rhizome's ongoing New Silent Series at the museum.