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Flight Patterns

  • Object:

    digital art

  • Place of origin:

    USA (made)

  • Date:

    2009 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Koblin, Aaron, born 1982 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    software (RLM)

  • Credit Line:

    Courtesy of the artist

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    On display in Values of Design, Design Society, Shekou, China

Physical description

digital files

Place of Origin

USA (made)


2009 (made)


Koblin, Aaron, born 1982 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

software (RLM)

Descriptive line

Flight Patterns, 2005 - 2009, Aaron Koblin

Labels and date

Koblin specialises in taking unreadable computational data and making visualisations with it. Flight Patterns is a record of aeroplane journeys across North America over a 24-hour period. He sourced data from the Federal Aviation Administration on 205,000 flights on 12 August 2008. Each one of the tiny colourful threads streaming across the wall represents hundreds of people, flights and cargo as they travel across the airspace of the United States.



Digital file


Interiors; Household objects; Shekou; Values of Design; Design Society


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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