Subversive Techniques

From Knitting to Printing, we use many different textile techniques to create electronics objects. Could these techniques “subversive” for the coming era? What are the technical/ethical boundaries? What are the changes these techniques enable?

Keywords: knitting, weaving, embroidery, printing,

2 Responses to Subversive Techniques

  1. Beam says:

    Is e-textiles already at the end of it’s exploring era? Shocking notion that “our” fun is already part of the hyperrich world – you want to be part of this??? Aaargh:
    http://elpais.com/elpais/2016/05/02/estilo/1462224379_068430.html
    And it is so banal to have butterflies fly of your dress nowadays:
    http://tecnologia.elpais.com/tecnologia/2016/04/14/actualidad/1460636551_810499.html
    So finally, what else can we do in Paillard but … kill our own deadly seriousness!
    Time for some humor and “subversive” fun (about ourselves of course).
    But … are we capable of it in this unfun world of technology?
    We will see … printing and knitting is always in for some shocking comments on our priviliged, highly educated, distantiated, ivory towered, well subsidized, super self centered tiny nano-world …
    Happy to join!
    :-) Beam

  2. Sasha says:

    Lately I have been focusing on textile structure in my work, and I am curious about how structure (technique) and material can come together to be subversive. If we are defining subversive as, ” tending or intending to subvert or overthrow, destroy, or undermine an established or existing system”, I think this is a very important conversation to be held around the world of wearables. Like Beam’s example above, of the butterfly dress, how can we use these textile techniques and technological techniques to do something more interesting(subversive)?
    -Sasha

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