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Loom and Cipher: A Making and History Workshop

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Mana Contemporary Chicago

2233 South Throop Street

Chicago, IL 60608

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Loom and Cipher: A Making and History Workshop

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Weaving and cryptography are both essential pieces of the history that bred contemporary computation. In a workshop led by artist Morgan Green, participants make objects with their hands in order to understand the relationship between these practices. Each participant produces a small loom and a small cipher wheel to keep. At the same time, participants learn about how these objects relate to the computers we use every day. The workshop includes a brief history of computing.

*Open to visitors of all ages. A $5 donation at the door is suggested to cover material costs.

MORGAN GREEN

Morgan Green is a Chicago-based artist, writer, and coder. For Green, the linguistic roots of computation give insight into larger questions of language and meaning. She tests the edges of automated expression through machines that produce poems and pseudo-alphabets. Green recently completed a residency at Mana Contemporary, and currently has work on display at the Wing, Chicago.

Image: George P. Lewis, The Employment of Women in Britain, 1918. Courtesy of the Imperial War Museum

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