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Married Man, Natasha Caruana, 2008

Married Man

Natasha Caruana

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

Re-knitting ‘tester’ jumper

Amy Twigger Holroyd

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

Watching the Watchers

James Bridle

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

Re-knitting step by step guide

Amy Twigger Holroyd

Transmission series

Transmission One and Transmission Two

Dan Hett

Voyager (Micromégas), Thomson & Craighead, 2013

Voyager (Micromégas)

Thomson & Craighead

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

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

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

Body 01000010011011110110010001111001

Stanza

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

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

Rates for the Job

Sam Meech

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

The spectrum of re-knitting treatments

Amy Twigger Holroyd

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

Twenty Thousand Seconds

Dan Hett

Corruption, Thomson & Craighead, 2014

Corruption

Thomson & Craighead

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

KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook

Felicity Ford

Flipped Clock, Thomson & Craighead, 2008

Flipped Clock

Thomson & Craighead

Mini Rugs and their Friends

Mini Rugs and their Friends

Riitta Oittinen

The Clandestine Purse, Natasha Caruana, 2008

The Clandestine Purse

Natasha Caruana

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

20Hz

Semiconductor

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

Listening to Shetland Wool

Felicity Ford

{poem}.py

{poem}.py

Pip Thornton

Six Years of Mondays, Thomson & Craighead, 2014

Six Years of Mondays

Thomson & Craighead

Weather Gauge, Thomson & Craighead, 2009

Weather Gauge

Thomson & Craighead

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

Listening to Shetland Wool by Felicity Ford

Sonic Pattern and the Textility of Code

Felicity Ford

Pillars of Hercules, James Brooks, 2014

Pillars of Hercules

James Brooks

Fairytale for Sale, Natasha Caruana, 2011

Fairytale for Sale

Natasha Caruana

Data as Culture - Art that uses data as a material

An ODI commission

Artist and creative technologist Dan Hett cites algorithms and chaos as two key materials in his work. Transmission One and Transmission Two are paintings created and defaced by the artist to provoke debate around his view that governments’ attempts to control or ban encryption are preposterous. Dan submitted his own bank details, shopping lists, secrets and other personal information to be encrypted in a computer program he created, and he randomly selected two of the encrypted messages for the work. The resultant codes – seemingly meaningless streams of stencilled and hand-drawn characters – are writ large; available for all to see but not to read. The key to decode each message is divided between a secret location and a chip implanted in the artist’s hand. It is almost impossible to decode the messages – even the artist does not know which messages each encryption represents.

While Dan began the work before 22 May 2017, the date of the Manchester suicide bomber attack, the final piece is informed by debates around security in the aftermath of the event. His brother Martyn Hett was killed in the attack. This devastating personal experience strengthened rather than weakened Dan’s conviction that enforced government encryption controls are misdirected activities in the so-called war on terror.