The Embroidered Digital Commons project is based on the Concise Lexicon of/for the Digital Commons written by the Raqs Media Collective, and published in the Sarai Reader 2003. The full lexicon is an A-Z of the interrelationship between social, digital and material space. It is part of the Open Source Embroidery project, and this distributed embroidery aims to collectively stitch terms from the Lexicon as a practical way of close-reading and discussing the text and it's current meaning.
Drop-in, stitch with others and chat to Ele about the project. No stitching experience is required, everyone is welcome!
This is a drop-in workshop, so participants can stay as long as they need. The schedule below is an indication of what the workshop will include:
10.00: come along and choose your patch to embroider throughout the day.
11.00: learning backstitch
12.00: talk by Ele Carpenter about the project.
15.00: close reading and stitching the Raqs Media Collective text.
17.00: Final display of MozFest patches.