Author: alexmclean

Weaving TidalCycles patterns at a TC-1 loom

During our recent project residency at Textiles Zentrum Haslach, we had the opportunity to work at the TC-1 looms there. As an experiment I used my TidalCycles software, which is normally used to create music, to create a pattern of ups and downs for controlling the loom. TidalCycles takes a…

Knotcoding – inspired by Quipu

Our PENELOPE project looks to integrate ancient weaving into the history of technology. One part of this work is to create new technology, such as the Pattern Matrix, incorporating designs for new interfaces based on ancient structures of weaving. Our aim is that the structural similarities between ancient weaving and…