Twitter-Controlled Fiber Optic Textiles
The 50 Different Minds project mixes traditional arts with digital electronics.
The 50 Different Minds is an innovative project that uses hand woven fiber optics as a canvas to display live data scraped from Twitter feeds and flight arrivals and departures from the 9 busiest airports around the world. Particular terms trigger different patterns and colors within the fabric
The creators explain:
It fuses traditional arts, digital electronics, interactivity, and data scraping with contemporary art. It is a new media canvas, woven from information, using fiber optic thread to carry information and data from the internet in the form of light.