100 Colorado Creatives: Lynne Bruning
#13: Lynne Bruning
Lynne Bruning, Hello Kitty Valentine eTextile Tutorial.
Denver-based but with an international following, Lynne Bruning studied neuroscience and architecture, but found her place in the world as a weaver, designer and well-traveled e-textile expert active in the worlds of the Internet, Maker Faires, hackerspaces and Burning Man. In a brilliant twist, Bruning blends an innate proficiency in the most ancient of textile arts with the most progressive ideas, somehow remaining down-home while also being technologically sophisticated at the same time. We asked Bruning to share her intercontinental point of view by answering the 100CC questionnaire; keep reading and see if you can keep up.
See also: 100 Colorado Creatives: Julie Carr
If you could collaborate with anyone in history, who would it be, and why?
May I please collaborate with the future? The Inventor of Human Quantum Teleportation will have my full support in developing and testing the space time continuum.
Who in the world is interesting to you right now, and why?
Barcelona is my current pearl of fascination. It is a vibrant hive of artists, students and inventors all working on their creations, sharing information and pooling resources. It is very affordable and welcoming for the world's brightest and most talented risk takers, resulting in some of the most stimulating cross-pollinating conversations I've had all year.
What's one art trend you want to see die this year?
Die -- that's so terminal. Lets think about progress! We need more global fablabs and hackerspaces. Along the Front Range we have the Club Workshop and Solid State, where anyone can buy time on laser cutters, 3D printers and take classes in anything from electronics to welding. Fablabs and hackerspaces provide us with access to the tools, work space and community so that we can learn, prototype and fabricate our designs.
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