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Image of Big Glass Microphone

Big Glass Microphone looks at infrastructure in ways that our eyes can’t see. By visualizing the vibrations in a five kilometer long fiber optic cable buried underneath the campus of Stanford University. Fiber optic cables are used to send signals from one another. I’m assuming an algorithm is used to read the vibrations then to interpret it to visuals. In the image above, you can see a building of Stanford. I appreciate this use of computational information visualization because it’s use of fiber optic in unconventional ways. The beauty of re-using resources in different ways is now more than crucial in a resource-depleting time period.

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