Lynne Bruning: The Intersection of Traditional Craft with Technology - passionately inhabiting the space in-between // A talk prepared in co-operation with the World Lace Congress 2016 (OIDFA), Slovene Ethnographic Museum, Ljudmila Lab and Projekt Atol Institute
Lynne Bruning creates exclusive wearable art, eTextiles, and adaptive technologies. Combining her BA in neurophysiology from Smith College, Masters in Architecture from the University of Colorado, and family history in textiles, Lynne teaches and lectures nationally and internationally. From Qatar to Slovenia and California to New York, her hands-on, electronic textile workshops infect textile artists, electrical engineers, and computer hacks with the love of wearable computing, and engender community-based eTextile groups. Lynne sustains this global eTextile community by filming How To Videos, contributing to Instructables, and hosting a monthly eTextile Lounge uStream: a global hacker space. Articles and interviews appear in Surface Design Journal, Forbes, and elsewhere; exhibitions include a Motion-Activated eTextile Garden at the Denver Art Museum (2013), and featured eTextile presence at Maker Faires (2009 – 2012). Lynne’s innovative, award-winning designs will inspire and challenge you to reimagine fabric using today's technologically complex and interactive surface designs.
As part of World Lace Congress 2016 Lynne Bruning will speak about her experience with traditional bobbin lace making, which she learned in Slovenia during her one-month stay last year, and possible ways of connecting this traditional craft with new technologies.
Digital Dish is prepared in collaboration between Slovene Ethnographic Museum, World Lace Congress 2016, Ljudmila, Art and Science Laboratory and Projekt Atol Institute. Supported by the Ministry of Culture, the City Municipality of Ljubljana and Embassy of the United States.