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Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA), a major supporter of education and direct care for people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, recently held a fundraiser. You can bet when people in the design industry get together to do something, it’s probably going to be pretty cool.

And it was. One of the contributors to DIFFA, the rockwell group, created something they referred to as an “Interactive knit environment.” This consisted of crocheted fiber optics, which were used to create various lighting effects. What the essentially did was make plates and glasses that would interact and light up when touched or used in any manner.

They also provided a way for a guest to participate, by using knitting needles as a musical instrument.

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