Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Embroidered Digital Commons: Access

As part of the Embroidered Digital Commons project, the term 'Access' is being stitched at Access Space in Sheffield, UK. You can see the first embroidery of the title word 'Access' here. Open sessions will be held on Thursday lunchtimes 12.30-2pm on 30th Sept, 7th October and 14th October. Abi Nielsen is co-ordinating the stitching, and has posted info on the pickymiss blog.
Don't worry if you can't make these dates - both Abi and Access Space are keen to co-ordinate the stitching of another term - so get in touch with Access Space directly if you're keen.

Access Space has been instrumental in the development of the Open Source Embroidery project. In 2007 they supported the development of the Html Patchwork, which involved embroidering 216 hexagonal patches with their websafe colourcode, and took over 2 years to complete. As an open-access open-source media lab Access Space is major contributor to the concept of the digital commons. They support people to learn and use open source software to develop their own creative projects, as well as recycling and reusing computers.

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