“Fuzzy Boundary (An Embroidery Installation)” by Gayk

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    Fuzzy Boundary (An Embroidery Installation)

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    This installation provides a hands-on attendee experience with procedural design workflows and programmable machine embroidery that connect various domains including biomimicry, visualization, and product design. Situated within contemporary studio craft practices of digitizing the handcrafts, this work recognizes time-based computation as machine agent for bio-logical pattern generation, and programmable machine embroidery as the realization of structural biomimicry. Critical making is a form of research and practice among contemporary craft artists, and such studio activity is a design methodology employing various material and technical explorations that are by nature complex interdisciplinary relations. Fuzzy Boundary (An Embroidery Installation) represents redefining educational relationships among 21st century industrial design practice, and visualization.


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