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Punchcard Economy, Sam Meech, 2013. ODI: 3.5 x 0.5m knitted banner, FutureEverything: 5 x 3m knitted banner & knitting machines

Punchcard Economy

Sam Meech

Six Years of Mondays, Thomson & Craighead, 2014

Six Years of Mondays

Thomson & Craighead

The spectrum of re-knitting treatments, Amy Twigger Holroyd, 2012. Digital print on paper

The spectrum of re-knitting treatments

Amy Twigger Holroyd

Listening to Shetland Wool by Felicity Ford

Sonic Pattern and the Textility of Code

Felicity Ford

Still Lifes and Oscillators 1, Ben Garrod, 2012. Paint

Still Lifes and Oscillators 1

Ben Garrod

Forkbomb, Alex McLean, 2001. Perl script computer code with paper output

Forkbomb

Alex McLean

Three Hundred and Sixty Seconds, Dan Hett, 2016. Algorithmically generated live coding production stills (from an ongoing series)

Three Hundred and Sixty Seconds

Dan Hett

Transmission series

Transmission One and Transmission Two

Dan Hett

Rates for the Job, Sam Meech, 2016. Order form and performative contractual exchange action 

Rates for the Job

Sam Meech

Weather Gauge, Thomson & Craighead, 2009

Weather Gauge

Thomson & Craighead

Flipped Clock, Thomson & Craighead, 2008

Flipped Clock

Thomson & Craighead

Re-knitting 'tester' Jumper, Amy Twigger Holroyd, 2013. Hacked knitted garment

Re-knitting ‘tester’ jumper

Amy Twigger Holroyd

Voyager (Micromégas), Thomson & Craighead, 2013

Voyager (Micromégas)

Thomson & Craighead

Corruption, Thomson & Craighead, 2014

Corruption

Thomson & Craighead

Watching the Watchers, James Bridle, 2013. Multiple mounted colour prints

Watching the Watchers

James Bridle

KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook, Felicity Ford, 2014. Crowd-funded publication

KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook

Felicity Ford

Married Man, Natasha Caruana, 2008

Married Man

Natasha Caruana

Listening to Shetland Wool, Felicity Ford, 2013. Interactive online aporee sound map

Listening to Shetland Wool

Felicity Ford

Body 01000010011011110110010001111001, Stanza, 2012. Perspex, Arduino, electronic components, internet connection

Body 01000010011011110110010001111001

Stanza

The Clandestine Purse, Natasha Caruana, 2008

The Clandestine Purse

Natasha Caruana

Re-knitting step by step guide, Amy Twigger Holroyd, 2012. Digital prints on paper

Re-knitting step by step guide

Amy Twigger Holroyd

Metrography, Benedikt Groß & Bertrand Clerc, 2012. Print on aluminium

Metrography

Benedikt Groß and Bertrand Clerc

The Doffing Misstress Takes a Stroll, David Littler, 2016. Participatory installation. Piano player, paper scores, materials for contribution

The Doffing Mistress Takes a Stroll

David Littler

Fairytale for Sale, Natasha Caruana, 2011

Fairytale for Sale

Natasha Caruana

Twenty Thousand Seconds, Dan Hett, 2016. Algorithmically generated live coding image film (from an ongoing series)

Twenty Thousand Seconds

Dan Hett

Mini Rugs and their Friends

Mini Rugs and their Friends

Riitta Oittinen

Pillars of Hercules, James Brooks, 2014

Pillars of Hercules

James Brooks

20Hz, Semiconductor, 2011. HD + HD 3D single channel video. 05.00 minutes

20Hz

Semiconductor

{poem}.py

{poem}.py

Pip Thornton

Data as Culture - Art that uses data as a material

Stupidity Tax explores our fascination with prediction and gambling against the epic failure of the vast majority of all lottery players. For the year 2015, Lee analysed data sets of historical winning Powerball Lottery numbers in the US and developed data visualisations to create future predictive ‘wins’. For an entire year he kept a blog of all the numbers he played, and the visualisations, sonifications and philosophy he created to generate those numbers. The blog also includes a running commentary which takes us through his rollercoaster of emotion; from wry disdain to hope, sadness and disappointment and, at times, despair at the compulsive grip of the activity. He muses on the possibility that he will win in the future and create a time machine to plant numbers for himself in the past.

For the UK version of the work, Lee is using the entire dataset of past National Lottery figures, and predicting new ones with different analysis techniques each week. Follow stupiditytax.tumblr.com for Lee’s 2018 predictions.

Graphic design and wall layout of ODI installation by Adrian Philpott