DDI || The Knitted Radio

18Jan - by Janis - 0 - In Double Dabble

Double Dabble, our feminist day of making, is coming up soon! To make the anticipation a bit more bearable, here is another link for Double Dabble Inspiration (DDI).

This time we feature the knitted radio transmitter in form of a pullover which was designed and produced by the Vienna-based artists Irene Posch and Ebru Kurbak:

The Knitted Radio by Irene Posch and Ebru Kurbak.

The Knitted Radio is an art installation piece which was inspired by the protests on Taksim Square in Istanbul and the question how crowds could make use of the (craft) resources they have at hand to undermine traditional media channels subject to governmental surveillance. However, apart from this political motivation we in fempower.tech are thrilled about the fact that the Knitted Radio is just as much a functional radio transmitter (consisting of resistors, capacitors, a coil and a transistor) as it is a real sweater (made of wool, silk/stainless steel yarn and copper wire). And there is even some open source thinking involved as the artists created a knitting pattern:

The Knitted Radio Pattern by Irene Posch and Ebru Kurbak.
The Knitted Radio Pattern by Irene Posch and Ebru Kurbak.

Find out more about the Knitted Radio here:

http://www.ireneposch.net/the-knitted-radio/

http://ebrukurbak.net/the-knitted-radio/

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