The use of digital and electrical devices and systems has become part of the fabric of our lives. Yet most technology is distant and alien to us. Technomimicry focuses on the question: if something is a major force in our lives, shouldn’t we be able to ‘touch’ it rather than be at its mercy? How can we break the spell? In this project, Lianne Polinder explores the relationship between technology, ornament and function. And, re-appropriating the technology, she has developed several textile designs, including ‘LCD cloth’ based on pixels in an LCD screen.
© Design Academy Eindhoven, Photo by Femke Rijerman