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Fragmented Memory [phillipstearns.wordpress.com], designed by electronic media artist Phillip Stearns, consists of 3 large pieces of woven tapestry of which the woven patterns have been completely driven by digital data.

In fact, each piece of tapestry is a literal translation of a computer's physical memory, which was extracted as a core dump using a physical memory acquisition tool called OSXPmem. Groups of 6 bits were translated in RGB pixel color values. The resulting images made up of 64 hues were then mapped to a custom woven color palette which was created by mixing 8 colors of yarn using variations on a satin weave.

A key to the binding patterns is provided on the back of each piece, so that it is theoretically possible to decode the tapestry into the original binary data sourced from the computer's physical memory.

See also:
- Null_Sets: Encoding Text as Abstract Images
- Bitalizer
- Data Diaries
- Text2Image
- Infome Imager

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