Artist creates a computer from knitted textiles

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At Springwise, we have seen a variety of innovative electronic materials, including peelable circuits and an aqueous battery. Now, Vienna-based designer and artist Ebru Kurbak has developed electronics made from textiles. Kurbak’s project is called Stitching Worlds. It consists of five separate works that were put together over four years. The works were recently showcased at Istanbul’s Yapı Kredi Culture Centre during the Istanbul Design Biennial. Kurbak’s pieces include a working 8-bit universal electromechanical computer that was embroidered from gold. It also incorporates linen, silver, copper, hematite and wood. The working computer has a capacity similar to early mainframe computers…

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