Monthly Archives: September 2010

Embroidered Digital Commons

I seem to find myself part of a huge global art project.  Does this ever happen to you?  I make sure it happens to me at least once a year, it’s fab.  I love the internet.  But hey guess what? It can happen to you too!

HTML patchwork in progress (2008)

The ‘Embroidered Digital Commons’ is based on the beautifully crafted language of the Concise Lexicon of/for the Digital Commons (Sarai, 2003) written by the Raqs Media Collective. The full lexicon is an A-Z of the interrelationship between social, digital and material space. It is an artwork faciltiated by Ele Carpenter as part of the Open Source Embroidery project, utilising social and digital connectivity. This distributed embroidery aims to collectively stitch terms from the Lexicon as a practical way of close-reading and discussing the text and it’s current meaning.
As part of this project, I, posing as Picky Miss, will be facilitating the stitching of the term “Access”.  I’m based in Sheffield, and will be running drop-in workshops at an as-yet-unconfirmed venue in the city of that name. If you’d like to get involved, stitching a patch for this amazing and wide-reaching project, you can – you don’t have to be in Sheffield, or even an expert stitcher.  Get in touch through the Picky Miss website, and I’ll assign you a mission 🙂

Anti Plastic

Problem with a rogue Nestene Consciousness? You need Anti Plastic!  But that’s not what I’m about here.  I’m talking about the Disobedient Child’s new drive to reduce plastic consumption.  I’ve been aware for a while that my eco-credentials were slipping into complacency, but it was a quick read through of this post at that really made me realise just how shoddy I’ve become.  So, to action!
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