Craft Hackers

the New Museum

Fri Dec, 12 2008, 7:30PM

Craft Hackers is a panel discussion among artists who use crafting techniques to explore high tech culture and the relationship between needlework and computer programming. Featured artists include panelists Cat Mazza who translates moving images into knit stills; Christy Matson, who uses Jacquard Looms (some of the earliest computers) to knit landscape images from computer games; Ben Fino-Radin, whose witty needlepoint sculptures translate the world wide web into yarn and plastic, one pixel at a time; and Cody Trepte, whose embroidery of retired computer punch cards rekindles an old-fashioned love affair with the hand of the artist. Image: Cat Mazza microrevolt, 2003