Mediamatic‘s knitting machine hacks are getting out of control this November in Amsterdam. Untitled Sock Project is a circular knitting machine controlled by blowing into a straw. By Luís Brandaõ, Fábio Costa, Sean Follmer, and Pol Pla:

By blowing into straws visitors contribute to create a knitted sock. Depending on how hard they blow and the straw they blow into, the sock will be knitted faster and the thread will be colored with different pigments. The result will be a collaboratively knitted sock lamp with a unique color pattern.

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Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).