|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.
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.
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!
TC2 weaving with programmed LEDS added
I also referenced DNA sequences to create binary patterns I used in combination with imagery in my weavings
First time playing with soft robotics
I also love working with bacteria as a medium :-)