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Ways of being strands: cross-disciplinary collaboration using craft and mathematics

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posted on 16.03.2017, 10:12 authored by Nithikul Nimkulrat, Janette Matthews
This article presents a collaborative project between a textile practitioner-researcher (Nimkulrat) and a textile practitioner-mathematician (Matthews). Mathematical investigation of Nimkulrat's craft knots through mathematical knot diagrams by Matthews revealed knot properties which were indiscernible from the work alone. This approach led to a way of visualizing knot designs using more than one color prior to making. The result of this current research phase illuminates the role of mathematics in making the knotting process explicit. It demonstrates the influence of mathematical analysis on craft practice and the significance of cross-disciplinary collaboration on the development of knotted pattern design

History

School

  • The Arts, English and Drama

Department

  • Arts

Published in

Design Issues

Citation

NIMKULRAT, N. and MATTHEWS, J., 2017. Ways of being strands: cross-disciplinary collaboration using craft and mathematics. Design Issues, 33(4), pp.59-72.

Publisher

© Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT Press)

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

14/02/2017

Publication date

2017

Notes

This paper is closed access until 02/04/2018. It has been accepted for publication in the journal Design Issues.

ISSN

0747-9360

eISSN

1531-4790

Language

en