Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Embroidering 'Meme' Workshop Schedule



Being Social
25 February - 28 April 2012

Furtherfield Gallery
McKenzie Pavilion
Finsbury Park
London

Saturdays 12 - 3pm

On Saturday Afternoons throughout March and April, Emilie Giles and I will be running workshops to stitch the term 'Meme' as part of the Embroidered Digital Commons. All materials will be provided along with tea, coffee and biscuits. To book a place please contact Alessandra Scapin (ale@furtherfield.org +44 (0) 208 8022827) or just turn up on the day and see if there's a free chair at the table. The gallery is near the children's play area in the center of the park, and so you're welcome to sew outside if you prefer.


A cultural ‘meme’ is the way in which an idea spreads; so if you are a crafter, computer programmer, artist, blogger, maker, or just interested in cultural memes and social networks then you are invited to come along and find out more about the project. The embroidery of 'meme' will include a series of grey on black embroideries in support of the protest against the highly restrictive SOPA and PIPA anti-piracy laws. So if you feel strongly about digital rights and electronic freedoms black fabric and grey thread will be provided.

Saturday Workshops at Furtherfield:
3rd March
Facilitated by Ele Carpenter and Emilie Giles with Special Meme Guest: Holly Clarke. Holly is Group Head of UK Operations at Unruly, and has managed over 450 social video campaigns since starting with the company 3 years ago. She is constantly researching new web culture, netiquette and applying this to memetic theory and considers herself 'from the internet'.

10th March
Facilitated by Emilie Giles with Special Guests: Unwooly Knitting and Crafters Circle

17th March
Facilitated by Emilie Giles with Special Guests: Unwooly Knitting and Crafters Circle.

24th March
Facilitated by Ruth Catlow and Ale Scapin from Furtherfield

31st March
Facilitated by Ele Carpenter with Special Dorkbot guests!

7th April: CLOSED For Easter

14th April
Facilitated by Ruth Catlow and Ale Scapin from Furtherfield

21st April
Facilitated by Ele Carpenter with Mystery Guests!

28th April
Facilitated by Ele Carpenter and Emile Giles, with  Special Guest Sophie McDonald. Sophie and Emilie will be running a MzTEK workshop for women to embellish their meme embroidery with electronic features.

1 comment:

David Chiles said...

Cultural Meme's are good netiquette. Thank you for sharing your knowledge of computers with others in reality. Your awesome!