TK 730

The "TK 730" (2011) is a work by the eTextiles Workspace group (Anja Hertenberger, Leonie Urff, Ricardo O'Nascimento and Meg Grant).

TK 730

TK 730; photo: Ricardo O'Nascimento

What happens when senses are cross-wired in the brain? Can data convey different meanings when interpreted as a purely visual object?  What other ways of interpreting a single piece of data could there be? This is what the TK Series attempts to explore.

The first machine in our series is the TK 730. This machine converts a piece of information, in this case words, into a knitted code that can be worn. It decodes the typed word and re-encodes it into the pattern of the knitwork in a sort of encryption procedure.

Our starting point for this encoding were the words text and textile. These words share the same origin - both come from the Latin texere, which means “to weave”.  From this premise one can observe many things in common between them.  A knitted textile work is comprised of lines and points, just like a piece of text. When you tell a story, you follow a thread in a similar way to a thread in a knitted work. It should be continuous and with no breaks. The story knitted by the TK 730 is one you can read, see, touch and wear.

TK 730 by eTextiles Workspace (2011) from V2_ on Vimeo.

Additional Credits:

Casing: Stefan Zwegers, Snijlab (Jiskar Schmitz, Christian Waber)
Sonification: Richard Bierhuizen
V2_Lab: Piem Wirtz and Simon de Bakker


eTextiles Workspace, TK 730, Anja Hertenberger, Leonie Urff, Ricardo O Nascimento, Meg Grant, 2011, Summer Sessions, Test_Lab, ISEA, knitting

"L'Aube" - by No Color (Music) http://freemusicarchive.org/music/No_Color/Laube_EP/07_-_LAube


more development pictures: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1738386@N21/

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