New Book Display: Warping the Future

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Curated by artists Francesca Rodriguez Sewaya and Renata de Carvalho Gaui in collaboration with library staff, Warping the Future is part of their eponymous interactive exhibition that explores the connection between the history of crafting and the history of computing. It displays books that fit within the themes of:


  • History of weaving: touching on the art of craftsmanship, exploring societies that pioneered on this practice and how that shaped the materials and tools used, from the first weaving looms to the creation of the Jacquard Loom


  • Women’s work: from Ada Lovelace to every woman that played a vital role in the field of computer science, paving the way to all technological advances nowadays


  • Computational algorithms and machine intelligence: how the history of weaving and the history of computing are interconnected, and how weaving patterns talk to programming languages 


These books are primarily by women writers and artists and include a variety of formats such as historical, autobiography and conceptual pieces. Works are available for research and inspiration, some onsite, and most of them online at the Gottesman Libraries at Teachers College at Columbia University. 


Stay tuned for details about the exhibition, Warping the Future, due to launch February 11th, 2021, with a gallery talk and additional guest speakers scheduled through early March.



Image: Weaving Linen at Guelph Ontario, from the Rothman Lantern Slide Collection, Courtesy of the Gottesman Libraries, Teachers College, Columbia University


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Last Updated: 4:23 pm, Friday, Jan 29 , 2021