Mahir M. Yavuz and Ebru Kurbak, students at Kunstuniversität Linz, have created Newsknitter, a process through which headlines are transformed into beautiful patterns on unique sweaters.
“News Knitter converts information gathered from the daily political news into clothing. Live news feed from the Internet that is broadcasted within 24 hours or a particular period is analyzed, filtered and converted into a unique visual pattern for a knitted sweater. The system consists of two different types of software: whereas one receives the content from live feeds the other converts it into visual patterns, and a fully computerized flat knitting machine produces the final output. Each product, sweater of News Knitter is an evidence/result of a specific day or period.”