Punchcard Economy


Punchcard Economy is a project by artist Sam Meech using data collected from people’s working hours (predominantly in the digital, creative and cultural industries) to create a translation of the 888 movement banner. The final work – a 5m x 3m knitted banner – is produced on a domestic knitting machine using a combination of digital imaging tools and traditional punchcard systems to produce the design.

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Photos – Data As Culture exhibition @ Lighthouse Arts

Jun 29 2014 · by Sam Meech

Images from the Data As Culture exhibition, curated by Shiri Shalmy, at Lighthouse Arts, Brighton. I produced a second version of the ’8 Hours Labour’ banner for the show.  The exhibition also featured works by YoHa, James Bridle, Thickear, Paolo Cirio and James Brooks. Graham Harwood of Yoha also demonstrated the data-visualisation compressed air  ‘contraptions’  […]

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