The Fabric of the Universe is an arts and science collaboration undertaken by textile specialist Isaac Facio and astrophysicist Benedikt Diemer.

Our projects focus on simulations of the cosmic web of dark matter (one of which provides the the background image of this site). However, we aim to go beyond two-dimensional visualizations, and are exploring new ways to represent data using unconventional materials and techniques such as three-dimensional woven textiles.



The second incarnation of our large-scale textile, Phase II, was recently on exhibit at the Sullivan Galleries in Chicago. You can reach us at, we look forward to hearing from you.