Codes in Knots

Nayeli Vega Vargas
MA Graduation Project
Supervision: Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Christiane Sauer , Prof. Dr. Lucy Norris

“Codes in Knots” combines digital design with a study of Khipu. Khipus are pre-colonial technological artifacts of the Inca culture that represent information as a system of strings, knots and colors. Nayeli Vega translates the Khipu into digital and analog formats with their own semantics in order to develop a coding based on virtual and physical knots for content that deals with the role of women* of color in computational design from a feminist and decolonial perspective.