We laid the boards out in an array, prior to assembling them in the panels. This way we could assign their panel location.
After this phase, we were ready to begin programming the piece with Luke Loeffler.
We met Luke while we were residents at Eyebeam last winter. Luke worked with us to experiment on programming the piece to interact with internet data.
We made plans to have Luke work with us virtually in our studio at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Luke would arrive telematically. We configured the router and computers so that by using SSH, we could share the computer with him.
We set up a camera through Skype so that we both could see the tapestry and we could work together through cel phone, chats, and email.
It has been absolutely revelatory to collaborate on this project in so many modalities, to work together in the same space, and over distance.