50 Different Minds
The tapestry is connected to the internet and gets data in real time. 50 Different Minds runs two computer programs that listen to Twitter tweets and follows flight arrivals and departures at the nine busiest airports in the world. The brightness and colors are modulated by flight activity with data supplied via FlightStats Flex APIs. Specific search terms are associated with patterns and color frequencies. When queried, information is parsed and assigned a pattern, which triggers a display of changing pattern/color. The animated effect looks like illuminated silk.
If you happen to be headed to San Francisco, stop by the Catherine Clark Gallery and have a look.
(Address:150 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA)
Otherwise you can check out the video created by the artists describing the project.