I have been refining my bioplastic recipes this week trying to achieve a certain level of structure in the material. I determined a suitable ratio of gelatin to glycerin and began the addition of the thermochromic pigment.
For my next two entries I will break dow the posts into 2 parts. Part 1 will discuss my experience on the loom and discussions on the readings in class; part 2 will be an account of the workshop working with Laura Devendorf’s and her software AdaCAD.
I began with Generative Algorithms by Zubin Khabazi, which intitally seemed consumable for my level of knowledge but after the first section that discusses the basic structural principles of weaving (‘systematic interlocking of two or more elements to form a structure’), I began to feel out of my depth. I have a feeling this will be a reading that I revisit at some point in the future of this course with a greater understanding!