Software Art Thou: Knit One, Compute One with Kris Howard

Cosa hanno in comune la programmazione e il lavoro a maglia? Ce lo racconta Kris Howard (e lo fa molto bene)

“Knitting and computing may seem completely unconnected, but they’re very similar. Every beginning knitter learns that there are only two stitches – knit and purl. So knitting is inherently binary, and that opens up a world of possibilities for a coder.

Knitted fabric can be used to encode data in a number of ways, from QR code mittens to a fluffy red virus scarf. Patterns themselves become algorithms, and new syntax proposals allow for automated testing, compilers, and even visualisers. Crafters and programmers are working together in the burgeoning Maker scene to hack hardware, create innovative e-textiles, and push the computational limits of sticks and string.


Stefania S.