WOOL PUNK is a term used to describe a movement originating in 16/17th century Scotland that invented a new form of power generation and harvesting using wool. A small isolated community developed this methodology after discovering curious electrical properties of the wool produced by the Scottish Dunface sheep in the highlands. We believe that they found that when friction is applied to this wool, it generated a substantial triboelectric effect that they could use to power machines. This knowledge permeated their lifestyle and culture, allowing them early insight into technologies that would not emerge for decades.
Almost all traces of this community were lost after a brutal suppression by the British Crown at the end of the 19th century. We have reason to believe the WOOLPUNKS led a massive resistance campaign up through the mid-twentieth century that may still exist today. Through our research, we have unearthed various clues that give us insight into their lifestyle before and after their disappearance.
This website seeks to understand the history of the WOOLPUNK. It is also a repository for documenting cultural artefacts and the techniques used to create them. Indeed, it is these wool and electronic techniques that make this community so compelling and enigmatic.
If you have any information to share, please contact this research group at firstname.lastname@example.org.