Photos: Computational couture

Santoro says her "Sonic Fabric" textiles--woven from recycled, recorded audiocassette tape and cotton--were inspired by small strands of cassette tape used as wind indicators, or "tell-tails," on sailboats, and by Tibetan prayer flags inscribed with wind-activated blessings. Santoro is a Brooklyn-based visual and sound artist with a background in marine biology and scientific illustration.

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