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I’m getting ready to present this project in a seminar on Monday. In preparation for this, I wanted to start a new pattern so I could walk everyone through Chart Minder and show them my process. A couple of days ago, the Landsat Facebook page posted a photo of the Rajang River Delta in Sarawak,… Continue reading Pattern 2: Rajang River Delta in Sarawak, Malaysia
After writing my first blog post and contemplating the project some more, I have some more clarified thoughts on the ethos of this project. A couple of years ago, stories were circulating about Finland’s decision to scrap disciplinary learning for a more phenomena-based approach. This might look something like this: instead of having separate engineering, physics,… Continue reading Why Knit the World? Revisited
I’ve been delaying my first post a bit, mostly because I’ve been perplexed re: how to begin writing about this project. Initially, I thought I might start out by explaining the history of code within the context of the history of the Jacquard loom, and situating this project within that context (note: this project is… Continue reading Pattern One: Infrared Bands. The Electromagnetic Spectrum. Postphenomenology. Fair Isle.
Welcome to the official blog for my dissertation side-project, Knit the World. In this project, I’ll be taking beautiful Landsat imagery and converting it into knit-able patterns using Chart Minder and (digital) painterly know-how. Why knit the world? I’ll answer that question in bits and pieces along the way, using some history, philosophy, science, and feminism.
I’m Samantha, and the handsome orange tabby pictured above is Croissant. I’m a 5th-year PhD candidate at Virginia Tech in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society. I’m also a graduate fellow of the Remote Sensing Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program (IGEP), also at Virginia Tech. I’m President of the Graduate Student Assembly at Virginia Tech. My… Continue reading About Me