Helle Jorgensen – Cephlapods & Softwear.
Wednesday, 1 October 2008
The relationship between textiles and computers is explicit – the punched paper cards used to program early computers are direct descendents of similar cards used to program Jacquard looms during the height of the industrial revolution, More so terms like ‘interlaced’ (among other synonyms) which describe the way pixels are weaved onto the screen, only tighten this relationship.
Natureisdata is always happy to see complex non-Euclidean mathematical computation combined with textiles and handicraft. Helle Jorgensen has been a long time contributor to one of our favourite projects, the IFF’s Hyperbolic Crochet Reef, and its many different accumulations over the years. Gooseflesh is a blog of works in progress, completed creatures and associated inspiration combined in one repository. Byte sized wonders include Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics, Nature Study and Secret Strangeness of the Ocean.