Spyn is mobile phone software that associates digital records of the creative process (captured through audio/visual media, text, and geographic data) with physical locations on handmade fabric. Over the past two years, Spyn has developed from a design sketch, into a series of prototypes, and now a mobile phone application. The phone application runs on the Android 1.5 OS and uses computer vision techniques to associate digital information with locations on knit or crocheted fabric. In our current fieldwork, we are studying how people use Spyn to associate information with creative products as well as how digital content associated with traditional materials shapes the process of craft.


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Images above credited to James Jordan.