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/*Help launch the world's first line of generatively designed socks, reimagining traditional patterns with computer programing!*/
/*The world's first line of generatively designed knit socks. Remaining pairs from the first line available  at stringandloop.com*/
/*The world's first line of generatively designed knit socks. Remaining pairs from the first line available  at stringandloop.com*/
119 backers pledged $2,308 to help bring this project to life.

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/* By mixing both physical and digital media, string&&loop (pronounced "string AND loop") is the world's first line of knit socks procedurally generated from randomized values, written from coded instructions, and inspired by traditional patterns.*/

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String introduction = "Hello World";

/*My name is Cody Ben Lewis. For the last few years I've been studying graphic design while trying to balance my practice between physical and digital media. Until traditional forms became a larger theme within my work, the two ways of making always felt so separate. I recently began stepping over the conventional borders and have been experiencing authentically unique and powerful outcomes. As part of my senior design thesis, I want to knit craft with code to produce socks that showcase and celebrate the potential of collaborative working processes.*/

void setup() {

/*This Kickstarter will fund the first, limited edition, line of string&&loop socks. I have already developed a program in Processing that randomizes intersections, offsets, weights, and densities of diamond shapes and dotted lines based on traditional argyle. Every run of the program produces a one of a kind result that cannot be controlled or replicated. Transferring from pixel to knit, ONE of the outputs has already been selected and prepared for the final production run.

(Final selected design on the far left)
(Final selected design on the far left)

*/

int fundingGoal = 1800;

/*In order to fulfill the minimum production order and get these socks on our feet, I need to produce at least 300 identical pairs of the selected design. Funding will go towards manufacturing, finishing, packaging, shipping, and Kickstarter fees. 

As a knitted canvas, socks have the potential to hold beautiful innovative art. Unfortunately, as most companies would otherwise suggest, they are not being utilized as such. The same set of traditional patterns are just being continually rebranded.

Meanwhile, computers offer the ability to effortlessly process logic to produce an infinite amount of beautiful patterns. However, the screen they are displayed on cannot replicate the magic contained within a permanent physical presence.

While other hosiery brands traditionally start with multiple designs, string&&loop's message can begin from ONE output. Depending on the success of the first line, the brand can hopefully continue to produce limited runs of generative patterned designs, each reflecting the ephemeral quality of the screen-based image.

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}

void draw() {

/*string&&loop will be made primarily from combed cotton and produced entirely in the USA! The supply chain has already been nailed down and prototype samples have been tested. They’re really comfortable, they look great, and they are ready for our feet! All that's left is to secure funding for the separate components and run the program together!

The Mill
The Mill

Reward variety has been kept limited to avoid complicating fulfillment process and budgeting. Accounting for potential bugs and errors, string&&loop should arrive to you during the summer of 2016! 

Socks can be sent anywhere in the world, however, addresses outside the U.S. have an additional $5 shipping charge.

One size should fit most.*/

/*Rewards*/

/*$10 OR MORE; Early Bird Special! Receive ONE PAIR of the first line of string&&loop socks.

$12 OR MORE; Receive ONE PAIR of the first line of string&&loop socks. 

$18 OR MORE; Early Bird Special! Receive TWO PAIRS of the first line of string&&loop socks. 

$22 OR MORE; Receive TWO PAIRS of the first line of string&&loop socks. 

$30 OR MORE; Receive THREE PAIRS of the first line of string&&loop socks.

$40 OR MORE; Receive FOUR PAIRS of the first line of string&&loop socks.*/

println("Thank you for your time and consideration!");

}

Risks and challenges

/*I've partnered with some of the best people in the hosiery industry, all of which have collaborative experience in manufacturing quality products at larger scales. While string&&loop may be the most logistical Kickstarter I've managed, It's still been relatively simple for my team, who I have complete confidence in.

After product samples arrive, adjustments may need to be made to the final design, but as a precaution, additional time has already been incorporated into the production schedule. In the case of any bugs, full transparency will be provided.*/

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    else if (pledge >= 30 && socks == 3) {

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    else if (pledge >= 40 && socks == 4) {

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