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Electronic music composer Jeff Bryant never imagined that learning to knit would be part of his graduate coursework at California Institute of the Arts. But when his interface design instructor challenged him to build a non-boring MIDI controller device last fall, Bryant found an unlikely musical ally: red yarn. By weaving conductive thread into the yarn, Bryant found that he could manipulate the fiber to control a musical instrument — a decidedly non-boring outcome.

Hugh Hart. “That’s a Wrap! Composer Knits Scarves That Power a Piano”, Wired, 2 July 2012

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