How a Black woman turned quilting into a surprisingly radical art form

The New York Times has a fascinating new article about the life and work of Rosie Lee Tompkins, whose stunning quilting art is currently the subject of a retrospective exhibit (online, and in person) at the UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive. I certainly hadn't heard of Tompkins before this. Nor had I […]

Father knitted a data viz blanket of his infant's sleep patterns

Seung Lee double knit this blanket based on data about his son's sleep patterns during his first year of life. "Each stitch represents 6 minutes of time spent awake or asleep," Lee tweeted. The blanket is 42" x 45," contains approximately 185,000 stitches and took around 300 hours to make. From Twitter: The original plan […]