50 Different Minds: Fiber Optic Tapestry by Ligorano/Reese
A new media art form using woven fiber optic panels by Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese.
We have made a new media art form called The Fiber Optic Tapestry. Fiber optic panels are woven on a handloom and attached to a custom made, computer controlled lighting system, which displays information from the internet onto the tapestry’s surface.
The tapestry parses information from Twitter and other data sources to display color, light, and pattern onto woven fiber optic panels using RGB LEDs. The resulting real-time animation is an abstract, data visualization that continually updates as data changes.