open threads 2

The concept of making source code Open Source typically refers to opaque products whose construction cannot be discerned from their appearance – but even seemingly transparent products, such as buildings or clothes, hide a code of their own. The project Hacking Couture seeks out the hidden aesthetic code and its history in order to liberate fashion designers (and fashion wearers) to literally hack apart their textiles and re-arrange them according to taste/skill. This is an interesting proposition which could pave the way to a return to widespread up-cycling in the style of william good. The next step would be to make sewing as easy to learn and practice as coding has become in the age of the internet.

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