News Knitter – wearable data visualizations

news_knitter_logoNews Kitter is a data visualization project which focuses on knitted garments as an alternative medium to visualize large scale data. This means you can physically wear your favourite data – tell us this ain’t phenomal!

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The description of the project’s production system and the data source from the official website:

News Knitter converts information gathered from the daily political news into clothing. Live news feed from the Internet that is broadcasted within 24 hours or a particular period is analyzed, filtered and converted into a unique visual pattern for a knitted sweater. The system consists of two different types of software: whereas one receives the content from live feeds the other converts it into visual patterns, and a fully computerized flat knitting machine produces the final output. Each product, sweater of News Knitter is an evidence/result of a specific day or period.

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News Knitter was created from {casual data} – a collective of artists and designers crafting artefacts using casual public data. The collection has already been featured in various media from print to web and it’s been presented on a large range of exhibitions.

As you can tell by my enthusiasm I’m completely blown away by the idea, the look and the product itself. And if there’s anybody out there that could help me get one of these… my size would be male M and I like the Thematic Bars the best.

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