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Seeing Heritage Algorithms: Reception

SHA exhibition

Friday, February 22, 2019
5:00 – 7:00 pm


In-person Event

Stamps Gallery
201 South Division Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104


Reception / Open House
Open to the public
Free of charge

Stamps Professors Audrey Bennett and Ron Eglash with Stamps students discuss the project Seeing Heritage Algorithms. Immediately following the talk, please join for the exhibition opening reception. Light refreshments will be served.

Seeing Heritage Algorithms is an exhibition of artwork by area youth using computational quilting software designed by Stamps Professors Audrey Bennett and Ron Eglash. The artwork on view generates from a community-based STEAM workshop led by an interdisciplinary team of University of Michigan students. In the workshop, youth explore African-American, Native, and Appalachian textile traditions, creatively use these heritage algorithms” to make their virtual designs on the screen, and physically render their creations as quilt blocks using an appliqué technique.

This exhibition is supported by the National Science Foundation.