Intimate Instruments is a project I started several years ago to explore textile tactility, and the use of intimate gestures to control somewhat unruly sounds. This iteration of that research is titled “Intimate Instruments: Big Intimacies” because the sound samples that the textile triggers are NASA recordings from outer space. The interaction with the textile is intimate. It involves running your fingers through it, petting, and rubbing. But the sound sources are big. Space is vast and yet intimate. It is a big intimacy.