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 a two-dimensional simulations, and are exploring new ways to represent data using unconventional materials and techniques such as three-dimensional woven textiles.

 

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Our large-scale textile was recently shown in Savannah, GA, as part of an exhibition entitled “The Woven Cosmos” in the context of the 15th Biennial Symposium of the Textile Society of America.