Author: gfanfani

Woven cosmos and patterned number

Ancient textile technology and the emergence of Greek philosophy (Part 1) One of the research questions grounding the PENELOPE project has to do with the nature and the extent of ancient textile technology’s contribution to the rise of early Greek thought on nature and the cosmos. We build here on…

A Penelopean Performance

On the occasion of the “AWAY | TAKIY ‒ Raise the Curtain for Weaving” exhibition, we brought together into an experimental performance some of the elements, technologies and languages that the PENELOPE project is exploring and developing: a sample of ancient Greek poetry, live coded algo-rhythmical textures generated with our TidalCycles software,…

Re-thinking textile imagery through gender: a workshop in Leicester

Amasis Painter, cs. 550-530 BC, black figure terracotta with scene of textile work The study of ancient weaving and its technology can benefit enormously from the growing interest in the materiality and contexts of textile production in antiquity: a vast array of cross-disciplinary research in the last ten years has…