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Milieux experiential learning workshop series | Embroiderverse: Interfacing AI Text and Textile

February 23 @ 13:00 - 16:00

The 2024 Workshop season continues!

This winter we are hosting an experiential learning workshop series, exploring themes relating to AI & microbial agency, issues of sustainable practices, and intimacy and alternate senses, splicing traditional craft techniques with creative new ways of working. This season’s workshop series in development include: AI Poetry Embroidery, Exploring Archiving with Bio-Plastics & Resins, Bacterial Portraiture, Alternative Pigments (Algae, Rust & Plant Matter) and Tactile Sound!


The second session will be: ‘Embroiderverse: Interfacing AI Text and Textile’
Friday February 23rd 2024 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.
with Morris Fox & Geneviève Moisan and guest Zeph Thibodeau.
Come create with bots (& other people)!

‘Fusing traditional and machine embroidery methods to stitch decorative poem slogans, we explore language as code through textile and text’s shared Latin root texere (to weave). Noting the long entwinement of computational and textile histories and techno-cultures, we will engage chat-bot models to play with material and experiential text and decorative threads. Using the Tajima industrial embroidery machine’s design software database of typefaces as data inputs, we generate textured poem words. How is AI both a threat and a thread of narrative language? How can poetry hack language-based chat AI’s, and produce playful failure? This peer-guided experiential learning workshop shares these questions and through tactile processes, we speculate on what it means to collaborate with AI?’

Please email to reserve a space as slots are limited. Contact marc.beaulieu@concordia.ca, and be sure to include ‘Embroiderverse’ in the subject line.
Confirmations will be sent out within a couple of days.


February 23
13:00 - 16:00
Event Category:


MilieuxMake Space (EV-10.825)