Enrique Encinas
IxD + Design Research

Knittstruments



2014-2015

Design:
︎Musical Instrument

Research:
︎Sound and Craft 

This project aimed at bridging the gap between musician and crafts(wo)man through knitting. We (Nantia Koulidou, Robb Mitchell and myself) developed the Kraftwork and Knitstruments, musical devices that would translate the movement of a knitters knitting into a musical melody. We organized workshops, two concerts and finally wrote two papers.

Text:
︎Encinas, Enrique, Konstantia Koulidou, and Robb Mitchell. "The kraftwork and the knittstruments: augmenting knitting with sound." In Proceedings of the 6th Augmented Human International Conference, pp. 49-52. ACM, 2015.

︎Koulidou, Konstantia, and Enrique Encinas. "Knittstruments: Melodies of weaving." All Makers Now (2014).








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