Digikat is a convivial foray into the heritage of Ikat through the lens of creative coding.
Last week we learned from two speakers who are finding new ways of thinking and working with textiles. You can find our shared ideation board here:
For our final webinar we will have the Digikat teams share their creations merging programming and the ikat textile craft as well as the previous weeks’ discussions.
Project 1 | Oriqat
A new kind of optical recognition code scheme custom-designed for Ikat fabrics. Oriqat is proposed as a repeated pattern code that enables quick identification of origin, creator, date of production and ownership records of authentic, original, ikat creations.
Project 2 | Ikat Generator
It is an interactive web tool that facilitates generating Ikat patterns with unique moments and sensibilities using the various controls. This allows for the creation of unique design choices and finer control over the output.
Salil Parekh: https://salilparekh.work/
Meilin Siao Bhatt: https://www.instagram.com/mylansb/
Project 3 | Ikat x Data Viz
To document and trace stories of the craft community in the form of data visualisation patterns. These visualisations can then be converted into Ikat fabric in collaboration with the craft community.
Komal Jain: https://www.instagram.com/recurringforms/
Mike CJ: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mallikarjunm-mikecj-timeblur/?originalSubdomain=in
Natasha Singh: https://www.linkedin.com/in/natasha-singh-timeblur/?originalSubdomain=in
Project 4 | Cost Calculator
A tool that helps designers creatively adjust the cost of their new designs while playing with key variables like pattern complexity, color, or material.
Project 5 | Making of Ikat
In this interactive walkthrough we try to showcase the different stages involved in making an Ikat fabric, and have people appreciate the effort that goes into it.