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I’m Ele Carpenter, and I’m one of the new Research Fellows at HUMlab. I’m here for a year to develop the Open Source Embroidery project in partnership with HUMlab and the Art School at Umea University. The project developed from my PhD research with CRUMB at the University of Sunderland, where I compared the language and practice of socially engaged art and new media art.  Open Source Embroidery is a broad term to describe a range of creative practices investigating the shared characteristics of craft and code; from formal concerns of translating text into form, to the ethics of collaborative production and distribution. With its roots in the culture of open source, creative commons, and the material nature of code and computing, the project welcomes artists, programmers, knitters and crafts people to share their skills and ideas.

I’ll be facilitating workshops and exhibitions starting in November – so watch this space and my blog Ele Weekend for more info.

About Ele

Dr Ele Carpenter is a curator and artist researching the relationship between craft and code within contemporary visual art. She is a Lecturer on the MFA Curating at Goldsmiths College, University of London and Research Fellow with HUMlab in partnership with BildMuseet at the University of Umeå. In 2009-10 she curated the exhibition Open Source Embroidery which was presented at BildMuseet and the Museum of Crft and Folk art in San Francisco. During 2010 - 2011 Ele will be working on a new publication 'Open Source Crafter'.
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  1. Patrik says:

    We are really happy to have you here, Ele!

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