Category / Knotting Works

Knotting~Works is a biography of knots. It is a collection of social, cultural, material and scientific expressions of knotting, knots, knot-works, and knot-making.

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  • Goldsmiths Design Fest

    knotting~works Goldsmiths design festival was part of London Design week (which it turns out is London Design -fortnight- not week, but that is great because it means more cool events!). We (MA…

  • What’s in a knot?

    Oh me oh my….I’m still knotting things! So, ok its not the worst thing to be doing (and clearly I am really enjoying the process). This time I wanted to explore the…

  • Making molecular knots

    Dave’s research is all about molecular dynamics -how molecule “wiggle and jiggle” as he often says. When I started the knotting project I really wanted to explore knotting on a molecular level.…

  • Thinking through Materialites

    Working on the Materialities module has been a fascinating process. For the course we were asked to: …consider the historical conditions, contexts of use, “socio-technical” networks of “entanglement” (Hodder, 2012) or “biography”…

  • Tension

    Experiments in tensions of knot making: “whether the parts add up to a whole or not, what is missing from the additive logic is the tension and friction that make it possible…

  • Time based knotting

    Exploring knot happening over time and in different spaces or contexts. I made a few strands like the above and situated them in various places for 5 days. Outside. In the studio…

  • Judith Scott

    Judith Scott knotted things. She was an artist from the Oakland based Creative Growth Studio, but she also spent a lot of her life instituted (she was Downs, and also deaf). She…

  • Quipu

    Quipu is a process of mnemonic knot making made by Inca cultures. Inca cultures had no written text or money, and through the process of knot-making they recorded things such as transfer…

  • Knottings

    Thumb Knot Granny Knot The Bowline Bend The Carrick Bend

  • The art of knotting

    To start my inquiry into the life of knots I’m going to make some knots. Sounds obvious huh? I got a book out of the library called “The Art of Knotting and…

  • Why knots?

    (I fear that the knot pun will never get tiring) Our project for the Materialities module is to explore a material through any of the following activities: conducting hands-on experiments with your…

  • Molecular monsters

    This week I attended a talk on crowd-sourced science platforms at my (part time) job, Interactive Scientific (iSci). David, a specialist in molecular dynamics, talked about the problems of protein folding, and…