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In Circulation

Playing with Paper: Suminagashi and Orizome

Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, by Jae Carey

Senior Book Conservation Coordinator Jae Carey discusses a recent book-conservation open house where fellow conservator Yukari Hayashida demonstrated two Japanese decorative paper techniques.

Now at the Met

A Master of Design, A Master of Tapestry: Recognizing Pieter Coecke van Aelst

Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, by Elizabeth Cleland

Associate Curator Elizabeth Cleland highlights the innovative design work of Pieter Coecke van Aelst, the focus of the upcoming exhibition Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry.

Digital Underground

MediaLab Intern Spotlight: Exploring Algorithms in Islamic Art through Augmented Reality

Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, by Betty Quinn and Sarah Wever

Former MediaLab Interns Betty Quinn and Sarah Wever discuss their project, which uses multiple open-source platforms to create digital art based on geometric patterns found in Islamic art.