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Letting neural networks be weird • SkyKnit: When knitters teamed up with a neural...
Janelle Shane - with some effort - trains neural networks to make knitting patterns. Then knitters from Ravelry make them. I love this: weird AI being taken at face value by people for art's sake.
art  neuralnetworks  knitting  manufacture  ai 
9 weeks ago by infovore
Nintendo Almost Made a Knitting Add-On for NES - IGN
"A recently-surfaced 1980s brochure reveals that Nintendo nearly released a knitting add-on for the NES. Posted on the Facebook page of former Nintendo employee Howard Phillips, the brochure shows off the Nintendo Knitting Machine, a device that would have connected to the NES and allowed players to create and print their own designs." This would have been brilliant; I'm trying to imagine games with knit-out (as opposed to print-out) elements now.
knitting  nes  nintendo  peripheral  console 
september 2012 by infovore
Goldenhook
"Golden Hook is an innovative fashion brand which allows you to create made-to-order beanies by choosing your beanie style, material, and color. You also choose the authentic grandmother who will knit your beanie from our gallery of grandma photos." Awesome.
knitting  granufacture  via:rodcorp 
february 2010 by infovore
Reknit - January: Sweater = Scarf
"You send an old sweater to my mom. She unravels it... and knits you a scarf." This is brilliant.
knitting  recycling  clothes  diy  wool  granufacture 
january 2010 by infovore
KNiiTTiiNG!!
"KNiiTTiiNG uses the Nintendo Wii to knit. KNiiTTiiNG was created by an artist and an engineer turned behavioral scientist." Says coming soon; presumably some kind of homebrew - Wii or Wii controllers, I ask? - but worth a link for the delicious pun in the title.
games  knitting  wii  craft  pun 
march 2009 by infovore
News Knitter
"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."
visualization  information  clothing  news  knitting  clothes  textiles 
january 2009 by infovore
Littlebigplanet: Sackboy Pattern In UK's Leading Knitting Magazine
“Sackboy will be tremendously popular and this is the perfect time of year to knit the little chap. Knitting and customizing him means that he will be utterly unique and a very cool accessory. We’re very lucky to have him in the magazine and we hope that he’ll help to increase the already sizable crossover between the great communities of gamers and knitters, online or not.” Frankly smashing. I wonder if Mum's looking for a Christmas knitting project?
knitting  crafting  games  littlebigplanet  sackboy 
december 2008 by infovore
urban knitting: the world's most inoffensive graffiti
"there's a new form of graffiti in town, and it's extremely pleasant. so pleasant that i can't imagine even the harshest critics of regular graffiti getting wound up. i mean, who in their right mind would come face to face with a sweater-wearing tree and do anything but smile?"
urban  street  art  knitting  inoffensive  harmless  gentle  hipster 
november 2008 by infovore

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