Sunday, December 12th, 2021 @ 1:00 Pm – 2:30 Pm

The Web of Connections symposium brings together artists from Interweavings and Remediations to share their work and exchange on the common topics and themes from these two exhibitions curated by Nicole Burisch and Sally Frater. This online gathering will include presentations and workshops around the intersections of technology, textiles, craft, and materiality.


In this  introductory workshop participants will learn how to create a vibrotactile cushion. The workshop will provide a short overview of vibrotactile technologies and how vibrotactile systems can be used as an artistic medium, followed by a hands-on workshop on how to create a small pillow that vibrates when sound is played into it. 

This in-person workshop is free. Materials will be provided by the instructor.


Jim Ruxton received a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ottawa. After working as a high frequency design engineer, he pursued his interest in the arts by attending the Ontario College of Art and Design. Since then he has worked as an artist and engineer in installation, performance, theatre, dance and film collaborating with many other artists throughout his career. Jim is a founder and former Director of Programs for Subtle Technologies, an organization that has created links between artists and scientists. He has been granted numerous patents for this work in LED lighting.


Visible Mending with Gabrielle Trach

SHOW & TELL of Shifu: Storytelling Craft and Resistance
with Hitoko Okada

VirboPillow Jim Ruxton

Databending and Glitch Art with Robin Chantree

Craft Hang: Gabrielle Trach

Soft Circuits with Rythâ Kesselring