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Listening to Shetland Wool by Felicity Ford

Sonic Pattern and the Textility of Code

Felicity Ford

Corruption, Thomson & Craighead, 2014

Corruption

Thomson & Craighead

Married Man, Natasha Caruana, 2008

Married Man

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

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

The spectrum of re-knitting treatments

Amy Twigger Holroyd

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

20Hz

Semiconductor

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

Body 01000010011011110110010001111001

Stanza

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

The Clandestine Purse, Natasha Caruana, 2008

The Clandestine Purse

Natasha Caruana

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

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

Twenty Thousand Seconds

Dan Hett

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

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

KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook

Felicity Ford

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

Forkbomb

Alex McLean

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

Watching the Watchers

James Bridle

Voyager (Micromégas), Thomson & Craighead, 2013

Voyager (Micromégas)

Thomson & Craighead

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

Metrography

Benedikt Groß and Bertrand Clerc

Fairytale for Sale, Natasha Caruana, 2011

Fairytale for Sale

Natasha Caruana

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

Rates for the Job

Sam Meech

Flipped Clock, Thomson & Craighead, 2008

Flipped Clock

Thomson & Craighead

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

Listening to Shetland Wool

Felicity Ford

Pillars of Hercules, James Brooks, 2014

Pillars of Hercules

James Brooks

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

Still Lifes and Oscillators 1

Ben Garrod

Weather Gauge, Thomson & Craighead, 2009

Weather Gauge

Thomson & Craighead

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

Re-knitting ‘tester’ jumper

Amy Twigger Holroyd

Six Years of Mondays, Thomson & Craighead, 2014

Six Years of Mondays

Thomson & Craighead

Data as Culture - Art that uses data as a material

forkbomb.pl is a piece of code alongside a series of outputs on paper. A forkbomb is a computer process that follows a simple procedure, initiating further procedures in sequence and simultaneously until the computer system is overwhelmed and crashes. Forkbombs are well known among programmers, who sometimes create them by accident. Equally, writing an elegant and efficient forkbomb code is a respected art. Although it is a short, ten-line Perl script code, Alex McLean’s code (shown) creates an unusually complex forkbomb. When executed it gradually overloads and disables the computer system, printing out a series of 0s and 1s that, through pattern, visualise the state of the system during its descent into disorder. Different systems create different patterns when under strain.