Homo Textor Conference

Columbia University, Penelope Project, Deutsches Museum

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 9:00am

Deutsches Museum (Library Building)
Museumsinsel 1, 80538 
München, Germany

Homo Textor will be a conference rethinking ancient weaving and pattern technologies as paradigms for order in ancient Greece and exploring ancient weaving as a technē at the junction of art, craft, and technology. This conference will address ways in which the distinctive logic of weaving and its patterns shapes early Greek modes of thinking about order in a range of domains. In order to show that the binary structure of patterns still provides ample possibilities beyond the mere textile domain, the conference will include sessions and short performances of contemporary digital examples.
The conference will be organized around four main topics: 

  • Weaving as Order in Ancient Greece
  • The Textile Production of Weaving and Song
  • The Textile Production of Knowledge and Science
  • Pattern Machines: Alternative Histories

For registration please send name and affiliation (or city) to g.fanfani@deutsches-museum.de. For more information, please visit the event webpage