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Project management Digital bodies Circular fashion
Biochromes . . . E-textiles Biofabricating
Computational couture Wearables Soft Robotics
Open Source Hardware Textile Scaffold Skin electronics

And in week 11 I proposed my final project.

About me

Hello <3 I'm Riley,

I'm a multidisciplinary artist interested in blurring boundaries between biology, technology and traditional craft practices. I grew up in a family of weavers but recently started to combine this background with my love for science and digital processes. I consider myself to be a collaborator with the machines and the organisms I work with. I am fascinated by how technology mediates our relationship to other living things and this continues to shape the work I make.

My background

I grew up in the US in Greensboro, North Carolina but for the past 5 years have been based in Baltimore, Maryland. I went to school at the Maryland Institute College of Art and graduated in 2023 with a degree in textiles

While I was in school I worked as a technician in the digital fabrication labs for the laser cutter and TC2 Loom. I also worked on a chemistry research team for art conservation this past year and was part of another research team working in developing bacterially derived nacre!

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Previous work

TC2 weaving with programmed LEDS added

LED Weaving

I also referenced DNA sequences to create binary patterns I used in combination with imagery in my weavings

Weaving of a plant with the background a pattern generated from dna sequences Weaving of flies with the background of a pattern generated from DNA sequences

First time playing with soft robotics

Machine for Breathing

I also love working with bacteria as a medium :-)

Last update: 2023-12-04