Link: Fragmented Memory

Geoffrey Rockwell linked to a [project][] that seeks to take maps of computer memory and turn those “images” into textiles. The idea is, of course, that by doing so one brings the information revolution full circle: if the first punch cards were for Jacquard looms, then computerized looms now re-create images drawn from hardware states. Fun, but what I found more interesting was learning that there are such looms that can, in essence, weave images on demand. Wouldn’t it be more fun to encode a message, a la a barcode, and have that woven in a tapestry or blanket, perhaps even subtly modifying it to make it more aesthetic?


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