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‘Technological Textiles’ up next in Saint Vincent College gallery

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‘Technological Textiles’ up next in Saint Vincent College gallery
Photo caption:  “Technological Textiles: Computing History and Decorative Textiles” […]

An exhibit focusing on computing technology in the early textile industry will open Jan. 17 in the Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet at Saint Vincent College. […]

Featured pieces illustrate generative art, or art created with coding as a central characteristic, according to a gallery release. “An important highlight in the history of generative art is the invention of the Jacquard loom in 1801. The handloom itself featured a weaving attachment that introduced the concept of a stored ‘computer-like’ program in the form of punched cards,” says curator Lauren Churilla. “These automated cards allowed weavers to produce and replicate complex patterns in textiles quickly and efficiently. […]

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