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Talking Fabrics – NYU Shanghai – Fall 2016 –¬†Instructor:¬†Antonius Wiriadjaja

This course will explore the history of textiles and how to communicate through the medium of fabric using new technologies. We communicate using fabric every day. The clothes we wear, which bags we carry our belongings in, and the economic and social price we pay for textiles speak volumes about our identities. The art of fabric-making entered human culture so early that we often use it for important metaphors. Our history is woven together by the tales we spin from our common threads. This course will cover basic textile crafts such as sewing, embroidery and pattern-making along with techniques on how to integrate textiles with electronic circuitry. New methods of fabric-making such as 3D Printing textiles and laser cutting fabrics will also be covered.