Past Event

Homo Textor Conference

September 17, 2019 - September 18, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Deutsches Museum (Library Building), Museumsinsel 1, Munich

Event Description: 

Homo Textor will be a conference rethinking ancient weaving and pattern technologies as paradigms for order in ancient Greece and exploring ancient weaving as a technē at the junction of art, craft, and technology. This conference will address ways in which the distinctive logic of weaving and its patterns shapes early Greek modes of thinking about order in a range of domains. In order to show that the binary structure of patterns still provides ample possibilities beyond the mere textile domain, the conference will include sessions and short performances of contemporary digital examples.

The conference will be organized around four main topics: 

  • Weaving as Order in Ancient Greece
  • The Textile Production of Weaving and Song
  • The Textile Production of Knowledge and Science
  • Pattern Machines: Alternative Histories

Event Information:

For registration please send name and affiliation (or city) to [email protected]. For more information, please visit the event webpage

This conference is organized by the Penelope Project and hosted by the Deutsches Museum