Tip of the Quill: A Journal
On Koblin and Echelman’s “Unnumbered Sparks”.

One of the most interesting new friends I’ve gotten to make during my time at USC so far has got to be Aaron Koblin, this year’s innovator-in-residence at the Annenberg Innovation Lab and the Creative Director of the Data Arts Team at Google. Aaron’s just unveiled his latest work, a collaboration with textile sculptor Janet Echelman done in conjunction with the TED 2014 conference that they call “Unnumbered Sparks“.

“Unnumbered Sparks” is an absolutely massive interactive fabric sculpture, which Aaron and Echelman describe as “a monumental interactive sculpture in the sky. Choreographed by visitors in real time through their mobile devices, the sculpture is a crowd-controlled visual artwork on a giant, floating canvas.”

Here, have another YouTube video on the tech powering it:

That’s right. That thing’s a giant web site.

Freaking mind-blowing, that is.