Zoe Romano’s Weaving Sense project at Icelandic Textile Centre!
During the summer, Italy-based independent researcher Zoe Romano was at the Icelandic Textile Centre in Blönduós (Iceland), where she explored how conductive yarns and fibers can be used in both traditional and digital looms (TC2) to create soft sensors. Zoe says that as a part of her research project – Weaving Sense – she had the opportunity to work across craft and technological domains, to manufacture textiles that look and feel like fabrics and able to communicate with the digital sphere.
In an article published on her website, soon after her return from Iceland, Zoe documented her experiences during the residency. Here’s the link to the article: Weaving Sense at Icelandic Textile Center – Part 1 – ZOESCOPE (zoeromano.eu) In the article, we also get a more detailed perspective of the “Weaving Sense” project, along with pictures, explanations and even videos!
We met Zoe way back in February 2020, while we were at Premiere Vision and have been in touch for her ever since, with regard to various weaving-related projects and look forward to further collaborations. We’ll keep you posted 🙂
Zoe Romano is a craftivist, digital strategist and lecturer focused on social innovation, women in tech, technology, open design. She graduated in Philosophy at the University of Milan, worked for several years in digital communication and tech, developed her social skills as media-hacktivist on precarity, material and immaterial labor in the creative industries. She worked for Arduino as digital strategist from 2013 to 2017 and then co-founded WeMake Makerspace in 2014. She works on R&D, training and EU-funded digital social innovation projects. She also develops courses and workshops around e-textiles and digital fabrication in different contexts.
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