Software development for the Oiko-nomic Threads installation project–a system commenting on the notion of work through the production of a textile. Ubique Media has developed specialised software that retrieves numerical data, maps to them to a series of digitised motifs and, by means of not strictly deterministic algorithmic, produces a generative pattern in real-time which is both project and sent to the knitting machine. The software has been developed in C++14, using a series of frameworks/libraries such as openCV and boost, and is publicly available through githubOiko-nomic Threads is a collective project by Marinos Koutsomichalis, Maria Varela and Afroditi Psarra, realized with the support of the National Documentation Center (EKT) in the framework of ‘Creativity: Innovative Models of Production and Access’ (CIMPA) project.

Exhibitions

19th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil, São Paulo, BR (2015); 16th WRO Media Art Biennale, Wrocław, PL (2015);  Bozar Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, BE (2014); Transmediale 14, future past–past future, Berlin, DE (2014); National Museum of Contemporary Art, Afresh, Athens, GR (2013).

Oiko-nomic Threads @ 19th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil, São Paulo, BR 2015 (c) Marinos Koutsomichalis.
Oiko-nomic Threads @ 19th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil, São Paulo, BR 2015 (c) Marinos Koutsomichalis.
Oiko-nomic threads @ Greek National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, GR 2013 (c) Grimius Inevitabilis.
Oiko-nomic threads @ Greek National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, GR 2013 (c) Grimius Inevitabilis.
Detail, Greek National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, GR 2013 (c) Aggeliki Hatzi.
Detail, Greek National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, GR 2013 (c) Aggeliki Hatzi.