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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Future Everything workshop – pictures

Apr 06 2014 · by Sam Meech

Last weekend I spent my day of rest running a knitting workshop at Future Everything. It was a really enjoyable day, with knitters (both novice and expert) translating their working weeks into punchcards and then knitting them out as samples and scarves. I ran four ‘shifts’, though some people worked through their lunch in order […]

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