Moser selected several species of bacteria that produced varying colours of pigment. As the bacteria grew, patterns emerged that inspired her to create a kind of ‘bacterial language’ that allowed her to send commands to a digital knitting machine depending on the coloured pixels of the fabric. This created three-dimensional, tactile surface structures that formed the basis for new fashion pieces.
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