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Beautiful Tapestries Woven From Your Computer's Raw Data

By Andrew Liszewski on at

In medieval times tapestries were used to commemorate epic battles, document family histories, and even immortalise heroes. These days, artists like Phillip Stearns use them as a physical representations of the digital bits and bytes flowing through our electronic hardware.

The last time we checked in with Stearns he had created a series of Glitch Textile blankets made with patterns derived from corrupted digital images. The results were, not surprisingly, completely random, but in a beautiful way. And now Stearns is taking inspiration from the highly structured way his computer stores raw binary data in memory to create a series of tapestries designed for more modern castles.

It's also fitting that Stearns' digital tapestry designs are created on large, computer-controlled looms these days. It's almost like the digital equivalent of Escher's self-portrait. [Phillip Stearns - Fragmented Memory via MoCo Loco]

Beautiful Tapestries Woven From Your Computer's Raw Data