Writing and Weaving

In the pre-visits we explored fiber alongside words to think through literature,specifically identity, oppression, community, the writing process, media influence, feminism, the line between fine art and craft… Students are […]

Mitch Epstein website

http://www.mitchepstein.net/index.html Biloxi, Mississippi 2005Т is a warm-hued image of total devastation: an upended car, battered and bent, lies behind a huge tree that is covered in rags, blankets and remnants of […]


Very cool video about a knitting installation at MassMOCA I wasТ lucky to see a few years back! Т http://vimeo.com/28618663     photo: cover-magazine.com

On Fiber, Text, and Commentary

Beryl Korot, “Text and Commentary”, 1977Т  Т€Т˜Fiber: Sculpture 1960-Т€Т“presentТ€Т™ is the first exhibition in 40 years to examine the development of abstraction and dimensionality in fiber art from the mid-twentieth […]

A Nod to Being

The text of the piece A Nod to Being reads: In a subconscious nod to my… [existence] …I went through brief phases of being. It seems we’re in a constant […]

Risk Taking

After we viewed the documentary,Т Forbidden Voices: How to Start a Revolution with a Laptop.Т The film featured three women bloggers Т in Cuba, China and Iran who write about social injustice in […]

A Musing on the Museum

This, from Neil Postman’s The End of Education, might make for an interesting discussion, activity, or research assignment. (Postman’s language is quoted; mine is italicized.) “I recommend a subject that, […]

Forbidden Voices (Class Word Cloud)

After viewing the documentaryТ ForbiddenТ VoicesТ (and returning to an empty school without electricity!) we created Т class word clouds using wordle.net. We wanted to share them. (We copied down words that came to […]