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

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.

Additional Credits:
Stefan Zwegers, Snijlab Jiskar Schmitz/
Christian Waber (Casing)
Richard Bierhuizen (Sonification)
Piem Wirtz and Simon de Bakker from V2_

"L'Aube" - by No Color (Music)]

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