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