OSLOOM

OSLOOM (short for OPEN SOURCE LOOM) is a project aimed at creating an open source electromechanical thread-controlled floor loom that will be computer controlled. A loom is a device used to weave fabric. The loom itself will be a Jacquard style loom. Jacquard looms allow for the individual control of each thread which in turn allows for photographic imagery to be woven. Jacquard looms like this exist commercially but they are very expensive (upwards of $30,000) which puts them out of reach for individuals and small educational facilities. Visit osloom.org for updates and details.

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::Latest Update::

Our project I heart is currently installed at the Akron Public Library Please join us for a talk about the project September 10 – 2pm @ the Techzone.

//benitez_vogl, Margarita Benitez and Markus Vogl develop work within a hybrid art praxis since 2000. They question contemporary issues concerning technology, such as exploring the mediation of information in our lives. Their current research explores 3D printing and transformation of the human form with through concepts of biomimicry, the concept of pret-a-faire (ready-to-make) thru generative fashion applications and open source tools for artists.