Keynote Talk for Digital/Material Conference @ UCA Rochester
On October 27th, 2017, GlitchTextiles founder, Phillip David Stearns gave his keynote talk on the development of electronic screen technologies as a framework for understanding textiles as a digital medium.
"Surface pattern has the power to transform objects, materials and environments, layering them with new understanding. Patterned, decorated and ornamented surfaces can add colour, texture and the illusion of depth, and they can carry symbolic meanings that are cultural, political or psychological. Over the last decade the application of printed surface pattern has been revolutionised by advances in technology. Digital printing offers unparalleled scope for innovation, yet it follows a rich historical tradition of printed decoration in fashion, the interior and beyond."