Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Embroidered Digital Commons

Embroidered Digital Commons, 2009 - 2013

An embroidery of the text 'A Concise Lexicon of / for the Digital Commons' by the Raqs Media Collective (2003)

I've just been given the official go ahead to co-ordinate the stitching of a term as part of Embroidered Digital Commons, a very interesting project curated by Ele Carpenter. 

"The 'Embroidered Digital Commons' is based on the beautifully crafted language of 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 weaves together an evolving metaphorical language of the commons which is both poetic and informative."

In the next few weeks, I'll be organising a venue to have a public stitch-in, anyone who would like to get involved, meet up for a coffee, buns, and stitch some geekery, get in touch! There is approx 103 words to be stitched, so everyone is welcome. And considering how many times I have sewn my work to myself, stitching skills are a minimum...

More info about the project here:


Embroidered Digital Commons - YARN from Sophie McDonald on Vimeo.

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