11 September - 12 December 2015
Reinventing Craft And Design In The Digital Age | Share
Friday, 20 November
6.3pm – 8.30pm, RHS Centre Space
Over a series of three talks and discussions led by online magazine and creative studio POSTmatter, the evolution and disruption of craftsmanship, identity and popular culture in a post-digital age was explored, taking in everything from avatars to emoji, pixels to precious stones, along the way.
In this first presentation, POSTmatter outlined the far-reaching influence of the digital age, identifying a clear, practice-based backdrop of new machine-based tools, computer-led software, and emergent materials within fashion and design. Making it clear that this goes far beyond the zeitgeist of 3D printing alone, POSTmatter addressed the increasing emergence of a digital influence within traditional craftsmanship, from glitches rendered in wax, to pixels woven into rugs. Most of all, they established POSTmatter’s distinct focus on the overlaps and tensions between the physical and digital realms, expanding outwards into its implications for the fashion world.
On the panel:
Janis Jeffries http://www.gold.ac.uk/computing/staff/j-jefferies/ Co-curator of the Sonic Pattern exhibition http://www.bienale.lt/2015/en/crafts-council-uk-presents/
Cher Potter Senior Research Fellow in ‘design futures’ at the Victoria & Albert Museum
Miriam Ribul (http://www.miriamribul.com/)