Turning 30 Miles Of Yarn, Computer-Controlled Airbrushes, And A Lot Of Math Into Art

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It took 30 miles of yarn, a computer controlled airbrush system, a great deal of math, and a ton of elbow grease to create this colorful web. It would take only one tiny pair of scissors to destroy it.

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The web is an art installation called Gravity's Loom and was set up in the Indianapolis Museum of Art. A specially created machine colored the yarn and cut it to the appropriate length, while a group of plain old humans hung each individual piece up.

There's no word on what'll happen to the yarn once the installation is removed, but I'd imagine it could be used to make a lot of cats very happy. [FastCo Design]

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cybershrike

And now the teachers have a sure fire response to when pupils go "Maths? I'll *never* need maths in the real world".