Jean Shin who design this interactive sculpture simply gave the name TEXTile. As the name suggest it’s as smooth as the clothe made in Textile Mill.
The design includes more than 22,528 computers and 192 custom keycap which are attached with fabric, a custom keyboard and software assets as well as interactive video projection and painted aluminum frames. It sets out line by line transcript of the electronic communication that the artist and manufacturing in creating enabling it to sculpture in its own archives!
The sculpture was created as a comment on the extent of the impact that e-mail and other virtual communication has had on our lives I suppose if a banner saying “e-mail is a good thing” would have made the too!
The first three ranks of the civil e-mails key assets that allow visitors to type in their own messages that are projected onto the opposite end of the fabric.This amazing invention (worlds longest keypad) is placed at The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia.