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Computing Stitches and Crocheting Geometry

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This paper presents a study that explores the computability of the craft of crochet. The study involves two consecutive stages: an analytical and systematic approach to crocheting three-dimensional objects to discover the underlying computational aspects, and a formal representation of the deducted computational logic in the form of a computer algorithm. The aim is to explore the computability of hands-on making processes where computation extends beyond the use of computers and digital tools to spatial reasoning in general.

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The authors would like to thank Can Altay, Ayşenaz Toker and Gizem Öz, instructors of the ID 402 studio, for their early feedback on the development of this study by Özgüç Bertuğ Çapunaman as his graduation project at Istanbul Bilgi University - Faculty of Architecture in 2016, and Serpil Çapunaman who provided insight and expertise that greatly assisted Özgüç Bertuğ Çapunaman in learning and discovering basics of crocheting. All images are retrospective (except Fig. 1) and are created by Özgüç Bertuğ Çapunaman for this paper.

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Çapunaman, Ö.B., Bingöl, C.K., Gürsoy, B. (2017). Computing Stitches and Crocheting Geometry. In: Çağdaş, G., Özkar, M., Gül, L., Gürer, E. (eds) Computer-Aided Architectural Design. Future Trajectories. CAADFutures 2017. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 724. Springer, Singapore.

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