Prosthetic Knowledge Picks: Computed Fashion


Virtual Clothing Touch 'Heatmap' Feature Of CLO 3D

A collection of items from the Prosthetic Knowledge Tumblr archive and around the web, around the theme of 'Fashion'.


Glitch Embroidery by Nukeme 

Clothing with embroidered logos whose sewing machine file has been purposefully corrupted, creating glitched outputs: 



South Korean 3D CAD software developed specifically for industry-class clothing design:

CLO 3D is Easy-to-Use 3D Apparel CAD, enables you to design, to view 3D samples in real-time and to communicate easily with partners. It is possible to create a virtual sample photo-realistically within 1 hour using your 2D pattern. You can send 3D clothing data in network to colleagues, and it�ll enable you to communicate effectively with your team members across the globe. You can view in real-time the impromptu changes in patterns, designs, colors, fabric design with others

[PK Link]


Limited edition T-Shirts designed by net artists:

Triangulation Blog has an interview with Netstyles' creator, Stirling Crispin: 

What is the idea behind Netstyles? How did this project come to your mind and when did you start it? Where you inspired by the bad smelling boy tumblr or other artists?
Netstyles is a digital aesthetics fashion line which translates virtual art into physical form. The clothes act as hyperlinks in physical space to emerging concepts developing in contemporary culture. I launched Netstyles on February 6th of 2012 but had been researching and doing tests since at least August of 2011. Many artists working today have adopted a post-internet sensibility and create far more digital objects than physical objects. was created to provide a common platform for contemporary artists to experiment with, and make physical what would otherwise remain as digital forms. Bad Smelling Boy and Body By Body were two influences, both of which are included in ...


Prosthetic Knowledge Picks: Digital Graffiti


Animation clip from "BONUS ROUND: REVOK VS GIANT" by Diego Bergia [PK]

A collection of items from the Prosthetic Knowledge Tumblr archive and around the web, around the theme of 'Digital Graffiti' 


Berlin-based street artist uses QR Codes in his work, such as his Graffyard project, which is part archive, part graffiti work which accesses photographs of removed graffiti:
I am using QR Codes to preserve graffiti for posterity by photographing the graffiti before it is removed. After the graffiti has been cleaned off by the local authorities or building owners i place a QR Code in the exact location which resolves to an image of the original. In that way a mobile phone with a QR-Code Reader can be used to travel back in time.

Video of artist
Artist's Website


Project invovles machine which creates images on walls by firing accurately firing paintballs onto the surface: 

The Facadeprinter is a simple robot. Its purpose: shooting out large scale graphics onto walls. Calculating movements based on digital artwork, software controlled motors position an airpressure-marker to fire thousands of colorballs and print the work on a distant surface. The artwork grows dot by dot, like the drawing of a magic pen. An inkjet-printer in architectonical dimensions.

PK Link
Project Website

Free Art Technology

F.A.T. have produced various projects merging graffiti with new technologies, such as: 

QR Code Stenciler 

" ... a free, fully-automated utility which converts QR codes into vector-based stencil patterns suitable for laser-cutting ... "

PK Link
Project Page

Graffiti Markup Language
Graffiti Markup Language (.gml) is a universal, XML based, open file format designed to store graffiti motion data (x and y coordinates and time). The format is designed to maximize readability and ease of implementation, even for hobbyist ...


Prosthetic Knowledge Picks: The Algorists


Kubo-Oktaeder, 1971 by Ludwig Rase + Georg Nees

A collection of items from the Prosthetic Knowledge Tumblr archive and around the web, focusing on a collection of European artists who since the 1960's have independently been creating art with the computer, and in 1995, became known as 'Algorists'. 


Below are five artists picked with accompanying animated gifs of their work. For a more expansive investigation, check out the links at the end of the piece:

Definition of an Algorist:

if (creation && object of art && algorithm && one's own algorithm) {
     include * an algorist 
} elseif (!creation || !object of art || !algorithm || !one's own algorithm) {
     exclude * not an algorist 

Herbert W. Franke 


Prosthetic Knowledge Picks: Plants


A collection of items from the Prosthetic Knowledge Tumblr archive and around the web, around the theme of 'Plants' 

Above: Tree Studies by Nicolas Sasson  

Plant-In City

Art installation merges gardening and technology, creating Arduino-powered frames with sensors for plants to be monitored, and interacted with via smartphone app. From the project’s Kickstarter page:

We’re creating a space where a community who loves architecture, technology and plants can meet. Our mission is to integrate these disciplines into a new paradigm that changes the way we live and interact with nature. We believe that interacting with plants will improve our lives.

Plant-in City taps into the natural systems that foster plant life to give the plants themselves a voice. This revolutionary planter system contains built-in sensors that are activated by sun exposure, changes in soil moisture, humidity, temperature, and other natural cycles. Once activated, these sensors translate the environmental data into sounds or visuals, creating an imaginary vibrant wilderness.

[Project Page | PK Link]


Data Garden Quartet

A recording of abstract ambient IDM created with a band made up of living tropical plants. Sensors were placed onto the plant leaves to detect conductive biorhythms in real-time. You can hear the whole recorded piece, with spoken introduction, below:



Electric Ikebana

Corporate net-art work is an audio / visual 3D HTML5 generative piece put ...


Prosthetic Knowledge Picks: The Female Pixel


 A collection of items from the Prosthetic Knowledge Tumblr archive and around the web, around the theme of 'The Female Pixel' 

Paragon Sexa Doll [Intro] by fmtownsmarty [PK]


A monthly on-line / offline happening celebrating female pop-culture icons

Above: Examples of gif put together by Andrew Benson (Grace Jones), Haruko Hirukawa (Marianne Faithfull), Jennifer Chan (Dolly Parton), and Yoshi Sodeoka (for Grace Jones). Grace McEvoy (first event gif.) Emilie Gervais &Sarah Weis (second event gif.) Also included above are animated gifs taken at various event nights created by Lorna Mills and Tony Halmos.

"Sheroes is a monthly limited-run art party series bringing together on and offline works that playfully and performatively explore the iconography and cultures of fandom surrounding an ever-expanding "League of Legendary Ladies": Joni MitchellChaka KhanTina TurnerMadonnaYoko OnoErykah BaduEtta JamesMarianne FaithfullDolly PartonGrace JonesDusty Springfield & more. 

Sheroes is presented by salonnière reeraw (Rea McNamara). Based in Toronto, the series curates specially commissioned performancessounds,installations & visuals."

As well as the monthly happenings there is also an upcoming day-and-night SHEROES Virtual Season event at the WhipperSnapper Gallery, featuring work and performances from the year-long run as well as musicians and net-art installations.

More about the Sheroes project can be found at their Tumblr Blog and their Google+ Page 

Lillian Schwartz

Self Portrait

Pioneer of art created with the computer: 

Lillian Schwartz is best known for her pioneering work in the use of computers for what has since become known as computer-generated art and computer-aided art analysis, including graphics, film, video, animation, special effects, Virtual Reality and Multimedia. Her work was recognized for its aesthetic success and was the first in this medium to be acquired by The Museum of Modern Art.

Her contributions in starting a new field of endeavor ...


Prosthetic Knowledge Picks: Television


X1795 by Max Capacity

A collection of items from the Prosthetic Knowledge Tumblr archive, around the theme of 'Television' 


de/Rastra by Kyle Evans 

An old television set is converted into a live performance instrument, an oscillographic synthesizer which "... allows a performer to generate visualizations intrinsic to cathode ray tube technology while simultaneously creating the acoustic analog of the displayed imagery ... " Project Home Page  (PK

LG Plasma Arc Display Panel - Burn Baby Burn 

A burned-out Plasma television, applied with excessive voltage, displays a slow yet spectacular visual disintegration which would make Gustav Metzger proud. (PK)


Japanese automated glitch image project, running since January 2009, creates random images from mixing various Japanese television feeds and uploads the results to it's Flickr account.

"I am a robot for generating abstract-images of Japanese TV programs requested by my followers"

クッキンアイドル アイ!マイ!まいん!「特集 

Flickr / Twitter @fuba_recorder 

1001 TV Sets (End Piece) 

Installation by David Hall at the Ambika P3 Gallery, London. Using television sets of various ages, all were running up to the 18th April which was the switch-off point for analogue television signals in the UK.

Here is a video from the University of Westminster of the piece - wait till the 2 minute 19 mark (PK)  

Television Test Cards From Around The World 

A Russian Livejournal entry from 2009 features a collection of television tuning displays (unnecessary for modern televisions) from around the world, which we can now appreciate for their geometric aesthetics.

More (in Russian) here. (PK)

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