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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Clock that knits a scarf

[OMG, how incredibly cool. -egg]

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Industrial designer Siren Elise Wilhelmsen created this knitting clock that cranks out a two-meter scarf every year. It's called '365.' From Design Boom:

'365' seeks to give a physical manifestation to the change of time. drawing from the
change that is witnessed through the growth of human bodies and hair, the same concept
is found in '365' which translates time through the growth of knitted material. the clock
houses a circular knitting machine with 48 needles, a thread spool, a thread holder and
roll of yarn. moving in clockwise direction, one day leads to a complete round...
Knitting clock (Thanks, Sally Applin!)


The Guy Who Worked For Money: A Shareable future

The Guy Who Worked For Money: A Shareable future: "My sometimes-collaborator Benjamin Rosenbaum has written a story called 'The Guy Who Worked For Money' for's 'Shareable Futures' series, science fiction stories about a future in which sharing is the norm. Other installments are Bruce Sterling's 'The Exterminator's Want-Ad' and my 'The Jammie Dodgers and the Adventure of the Leicester Square Screening':

'I didn't mean it like -- you're a banker?' Nera sent an urgent message to her mouth to stop talking, but apparently it had to go by carrier pigeon. 'Literally? Is that even legal?'

'Oh Nera, come on,' Malka said, laughing. 'Do you read anyone's page before you meet them?'

'It's definitely legal,' Jörg said, 'Outlawing money exchange would lead to even more extreme distortions in our metrics than we've got.' His fingers flicked, his eyes briefly on a point above her head, and more incoming green pinged at the corner of her vision, but she wasn't going to read his goddamn footnotes in the middle of the party. 'The Free Society doesn't compete on force or fiat, it outperforms on joy. Wherever there's a reversion to the money economy, that's a signal of a deficit of either trust, satisfaction ability, or information flow. It's better to let that signal manifest rather than --'

'All right, all right,' Malka said, patting Jörg on the shoulder. Jörg smiled his goofy grin.

The Guy Who Worked For Money

(Image: 337/365: The Big Money, a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivative-Works (2.0) image from daviddmuir's photostream)


Monday, July 12, 2010

GPS Drawing: Tracing the Environment at Scale 1:1 Completely on Foot

Traverse Me [] is a complete map of the campus of the University of Warwick, drawn on foot at scale 1:1. It required over 238 miles of GPS tracks which were walked over 17 days.
The author, Jeremy Wood, responded to the structure of each location by avoiding walking along roads and paths whenever possible. The route was recorded with GPS technology and was traversed in different stages over the 300 hectare site. Security was called on him twice on separate occasions and he lost count of how many times he happened to trigger an automatic sliding door.
See also:
. Biggest Drawing in the World
. Locative Disposition
. GPS Diary
. GPS Drawing (back in 2005)
Via @jwoodx.