Lately as I think about ways to materialize data, I’ve been coming up with ideas for transposing it onto textiles.  In the QR-3D project, artists are invited to contribute their works of doing exactly that, using QR codes.  By adding this other dimension to the textiles, these encrypted messages that serve as pattern and design elements become virtual.  Using a QR code scanner we can decrypt the hidden “stories” or “clues” within these textiles, much like deciphering the histories embedded in tapestries, or the codes of weaving and basketry.  Textiles that generate their own body of data; robotic fabrics; responsive clothing wireless transmitting to the Internet.  The more I think about it, the more I wonder…what is the Posthuman textile?

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