Punchcard Economy

Knitting Workshop at Lighthouse – 28th June

Jun 13 2014 · by Sam Meech

Saturday 28th June Machine Knitting workshop with Sam Meech 8 places / 4 sessions 1 hour 15 mins Join me to create a punchcard based on your own working patterns, and knit a sample pattern repeat to take home. Each session is for two participants, and lasts just over an hour. During the session you […]

Data As Culture @ Lighthouse Brighton

Jun 13 2014 · by Sam Meech

The Punchcard Economy project will be touring with the Data As Culture exhibition to Lighthouse in Brighton. http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/data-as-culture The show opens on 21st June and runs till 2oth July. As with the ODI show, the venue is again too small to showacse the full banner, however, an ‘8 Hours Labour‘ sample banner containing the same […]

8 Hours Labour @ DATA AS CULTURE – from 24th March

Mar 09 2014 · by Sam Meech

From 24th March, the Open Data Institute in London will be showing a knitted artwork developed from the Punchcard Economy project as part of their new exhibition. DATA AS CULTURE has been put together by curator Shiri Shalmy, and features works by James Bridle, ThickEar, YoHa and James Brooks. My contribution – ‘8 Hours Labour‘ […]

Punchcard Economy at Future Everything 29 & 30th March

Mar 09 2014 · by Sam Meech

The Punchcard Economy machine knitted banner will be at of the Future Everything festival in Manchester. The work is showing as part of the Data As Culture programme that is occupying venues across the city, curated by Shiri Shalmy, and featuring work by James Bridle, YoHa and Matthew Fuller, and Thickear. 10:00 – 18:00, Sat […]

Workshop at Future Everything – 30th March

Mar 09 2014 · by Sam Meech

As part of the Data As Culture exhibition at Future Everything, I will be running a short knitting machine workshop on Sunday 30th March. The workshop lasts 90 mins, and I have 4 slots for up to 4 participants: 10:00 – 11:30 11:30 – 13:00 14:00 – 15:30 15:30 – 17:00 book a slot here […]

Time & Motion: Redefining Working Life

Dec 01 2013 · by Sam Meech

Thursday 12 December – Sunday 9 March – FACT, LIVERPOOL

Time & Motion will be the first showing of the (hopefully) completed knitted 888 banner.

P.E. at Crystallize / KBEE2013

Nov 08 2013 · by Sam Meech

This week, Punchcard Economy – Worker In Progress has been exhibited as part of the Crystallize show at the Korean Brand and Entertain Expo, London.


Oct 20 2013 · by Sam Meech

An event like Oggcamp feels very relevant to the project, as most of the delegates work with digital tools, and involved in the rethinking and restructuring of ‘work’ – setting up new business within the digital economy.

Worker In Progress – 18-22 Sept, FACT Liverpool

Sep 03 2013 · by Sam Meech

Wed 18th – Sun 22nd September, FACT Liverpool (10am – 6pm) I will be working 8 hours a day for 5 days in the FACT Connects space, developing machine-knitting tests for the Punchcard Economy banner, and also signing people up to a 40 hour ‘contract’ to log their working data. Feel free to drop in […]

Welcome to the Punchcard Economy

Sep 03 2013 · by Sam Meech

Welcome to the Punchcard Economy blog. This site will develop over the next 3 months, collecting data about contemporary working patterns, and documenting the development of the artwork – a machine-knitted translation of the Eight Hour Day movement banner.