Lectures & Author Talks

From Spiderweb to World Wide Web:
Textile Matters in History
August 24, 2017
6pm - 8:30pm

Join independent researcher Loan Oei as she traces the interwoven threads of textile and human history from prehistory to the future. Investigate the ways textiles have impacted and interacted with people across time and space through varied thematic lenses: relationships between textile metaphors, etymology, mythology, and the emergence of language across the globe; the evolution of artificial light from oil lamp to fibre optics; the growth of architecture from tent to monument; economic networking from barter to globalization; digital innovation from Chinese drawloom to computer; development of aero- and astronautics from silk wings to NASA’s solar sails; artistry from musical instruments to contemporary fiber art; and much more.
Potluck Social (open to the public) 6pm - 7pm
Film Clips + Commentary (registration required) 7pm - 8:30pm

HSC Members receive a discount, enter Promo Code HSC2017