Punchcard Economy

Basic design – mapping difference

Oct 01 2013 · by Sam Meech

The process I’m initially exploring for creating the design is through using the working hours data as a difference layer. When combined with a base design, any information in the difference layer will invert the value of the base layer. Thus, any hours worked as ‘overtime’ will show up as an inverted stitch.


Applying this principle to the knitting is fairly straightfoward. The test below uses a some of the data submitted to the Gallery, and maps it onto a small section of text. The scale of this sample is not representative of the final design, but the way basic shapes are disrupted by the patterns of data that is being submitted is useful to see in this way.

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