Saturday, January 28, 2006

boston & san fran

the following three shows, two in the east and one in the west, include sonic shaman-superhero suits and accompanying ecoutrements:

one-night-only techno-fashion show at the boston museum of science
with designs in sonic fabric by boring inc. and jeannette santoro (my mom!)
seamless: computational couture
boston, mass. wednesday, feb 1, 2006
get advance tickets here.

thread counts, gallery artists studio projects
brookline, mass. jan 27 thru march 11

installation/innovation, san francisco museum of craft and design
san francisco, california. feb 16 thru may 29

Thursday, January 19, 2006

radical act of counter-consumerism

my friend wendy started a large-scale clothing swap called swap-o-rama-rama. i gave a talk about sonic fabric at the first-ever swap-o-rama-rama last fall. it was an ASTOUNDING event, one of the most effective radical subversive acts i've ever witnessed, never mind been a part of. 500 people brought clothes to exchange, revamp, and donate, and 500 people went home content, with new threads and new friends, having barely spent a dime. it was a peaceful, cheerful act of radical anti-consumerism. come to the next one on feb 12 and see for yourself. meanwhile, there's a nice article about the last one here in plenty magazine.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006


it's astounding, really. what the internet can do. cybertendrils reaching out and connecting people all over the planet, instantaneously. it's my belief that technology (telephone, television, telecommunication...) is a metaphor for the expression of an inner human (universal?) urge to link up, overarching tendency toward if the universe's goal is to become one giant glowing, humming organism. and the internet helps us get a sense of that feeling.

but ultimately, i think these crazymysterious convoluted organs in our heads could do it (and better...) without the external hardware. we just haven't quite figured out how yet. there are still some pieces of the puzzle missing.

been gathering clues for quite some time now. atlantis, ayhuasca, the beatles, beethoven, cusco peru, the desert, the incas, the mayan calendar, the ocean, orange doughnuts, the pyramids, quantum physics, tibet, the year 2012. to name a few.

as a result of all the press the sonic fabric's been getting, i've had the opportunity to connect with people from argentina, england, india, brazil. yesterday i met jean poole, in australia.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

science times

tuesday has always been my favorite day for the ny times, 'cause it's got the science section in it. guess when i was a kid i woulda thought maybe someday i'd be in there for making some discovery about whales or something...
"when art and science collide, a dorkbot meeting begins"

Sunday, January 15, 2006

apron by cozbi

my new friend cozbi made this amazing apron from sonic fabric. she even incorporated one of my upsidedown LIFE prints on muslin into the design (more on the upsidedown LIFE story here).

science & the city

there's a lovely interview here at the webzine of the ny academy of sciences about sonic fabric and my other work.

there's also a podcast of the lecture i gave last week for dorkbot.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006


melissa over at technomodia interviewed me about sonic fabric for her new tech/fashion blog.

Friday, January 06, 2006


flavorpill arrived the other day, and way down at the bottom, mention of the WOEBOT top 100 albums of all time list caught my eye. i beamed over, and sure enough...a kindred spirit. the list is a work of art. so i dropped master woebot a line to express my appreciation for his meticulously-crafted labor of love, and in return, he called me plucky. i couldn't be more flattered.