This book collection is part of the exhibit “Warping the Future”, and features books that fit within the themes of:
History of weaving: touching on the art of craftsmanship, exploring societies that pioneered this practice and how that shaped the materials and tools used, from the first weaving looms to the creation of the Jacquard Loom.
Women’s work: from Ada Lovelace to every woman that played a vital role in the field of computer science, paving the way to all technological advances nowadays.
Computational algorithms and machine intelligence: how the history of weaving and the history of computing are interconnected, and how weaving patterns talk to programming languages.
These books are primarily by women writers and artists and include a variety of formats such as historical, autobiography, and conceptual pieces. Works are available for research and inspiration, some on-site, and most of them online at the Gottesman Libraries of Teachers College, Columbia University.
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