The torsion encoder is a digital interface designed to render digits into tension. The device converts digital data into torsional force. A computer-controlled motor applies this force to a mounted piece of wood (or optionally other objects). A conversion algorithm animates the engine based on a given data-set or source. The force applied gets stored in the material stress of the mounted object.

The material stress further generates an ambient tension in the surrounding space, it thereby works beyond the spectrum of conventional means of digital representation. A sensation of risk or danger emergence from the material tension. The once
abstracted, compressed or synthesized sequential information regains or becomes a materiality. It is no longer stored in the pure clarity of numerical data, it’s converted into the the diffuse code of torsional representation.

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