If you are in Muskegon MI between December 14 and March 18 please visit Vegetable Lamb of America at the Muskegon Museum of Art.
I am honored to be a part of a group show curated by Nancy Zastudil at Central Features in Albuquerque New Mexico. The show runs from August 26-September 30 with an opening reception Friday, August 26th from 6-8 p.m. Unfortunately, I cannot be in attendance for the opening but am very excited about the show.
Here is an image of the weave structure in progress.Read More
Here is a picture of the weave structure. I had to put a tighter structure in between each "word" so that the fabric structure would be sound. I have ideas for where this project might go and I want a structure that is somewhat stable
As I was doing the (considerable) prep work for the weaving I was also putting vinyl composite tile in my kitchen. We had chosen 4 colors to mix into a patten and I realized I could imbed the High Entropy Passphrase into the floor.
A few months ago I watched Citizen 4 and was shocked and appalled by how much access the CIA has to all of our data. Data equals power and it got me thinking about how I communicate. There have also been a lot of burglaries in our neighborhood and a neighbor's laptop was stolen. This got me thinking about how I was, at that time, storing passwords for all of my accounts under a document titled "password" and how this might not be the most secure way of protecting myself. I read an article titled Passphrases That You Can Memorize -- But That Even the NSA Can't Guess https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/03/26/passphrases-can-memorize-attackers-cant-guess/ by Micah Lee of The Intercept_. I got to work figuring out how to protect my data and generate a password. As dice are 6 sided I realized that I could translate this kind of data easily into weaving on a floor loom as strings are lifted in sets of 4, 6, 8 or more. I only have a loom that has 4 harnesses so I made a tetrahedron out of paper, assigned each of the four planes a number between 1 and 4 and generated a passphrase from that. It is likely more easily decrypted but gets the point across.
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