Meghan Elizabeth Trainor
Meghan Elizabeth Trainor is a Seattle-based artist writer, lecturer, performer and curator whose work centers on the through lines between computer science, technology, and esoterica. She frames this through storytelling around bogs, hedgewitchery and digital witchcraft, and the use and histories of electronics and electricity. The range of her storytelling includes everything from essays on speculative histories and logic gates to spoken word pieces and cunningly worded memes and graphic imagery.
Her Core Memory Series is part of the Juried Group Show in the Red Barn.
JURIED GROUP SHOW
Featuring flight-inspired works from 23 artists. Explore surprising expressions in glass sculptures, experimental textiles, prints, photographs, paintings, and multimedia creations.
In the featured series, Core Memory, Trainor highlights the essential role women played in NASA’s Apollo missions to the Moon. “Women’s work was central to the Apollo mission, from engineers, mathematicians and developers to those who worked to fabricate the integrated circuits and core memory boards that allowed us to get to the Moon. The precision of their skilled, technical labor ensured the computer software worked, the mission was successful, and the lives of the astronauts were safe.”
Photographs of an unidentified Navajo woman who built integrated circuits for the Apollo Guidance Computer; mathematician and aerospace engineer Mary Jackson; and Director of the Software Engineering Division of the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory Margaret Hamilton and are used as the focal point of each piece.