[ISEA2011] Panel: Melissa Bar­ron – Glitch Weav­ings

Panel Statement

Panel: (he)artbreaking to the core: zombie data and the arts of re/de/transcoding

The punch card Jacquard loom was the in­spi­ra­tion for the An­a­lyt­i­cal En­gine and ar­guably the mod­ern day com­puter. In­spired by this, I cre­ated a se­ries of glitched weav­ings, Un­ti­tled (screen­cap­tures), that uti­lize the Apple 2 com­puter and com­put­er­ized Jacquard loom. Dur­ing this pre­sen­ta­tion, I will talk about my use of these tech­nolo­gies in my art mak­ing.

  • Melissa Bar­ron is an artist liv­ing and work­ing in Chicago. USA She stud­ied at the School of the Art In­sti­tute of Chicago where she fo­cused on new media and fiber. In her work she com­bines these two fields by hack­ing into the Apple 2 sys­tem and cre­at­ing coded fibre. Her work has been shown at var­i­ous in­ter­na­tional events, in­clud­ing the no­ta­con hack fes­ti­val in Cleve­land, Ohio and the gli.tc/h fest in Chicago in 2010.