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- Emmy Blotnick
Fiber Optic Tapestry Project Brings Us One Step Closer to Living a Science Fiction Movie
Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reece are two ambitious artists in Brooklyn who have taken it upon themselves to weave fiber optic cable into a big glowy tapestry. They're using it to project data from Twitter and the nine busiest airports in the world, which makes it change colors and blow minds.
It's a perfect union of art and science, and already it's become my go-to image for when I try to picture what the inside of the internet looks like. (Previously it was South Park's depiction of Moses, and before that it was a gerbil running in a wheel.)
Check out the project's Kickstarter page for a video about the tapestry project and a chance to get your own Ligorano/Reece fiber optic panel.
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