Simulating movement from a far away place

Post by iSiZ

David Bowen is an artist who specializes in kinetic, robotic and interactive sculptures. The video below shows an art installation that captures the movement of waves from the Pacific Ocean and projects it in real-time.

The ‘Tele-present water’ installation was part op the 14th WRO Media Art Biennale in The National Museum in the city of  Wroclaw in Poland in 2011.

The wave intensity and frequency is collected from an oceanic data station. The data is scaled and transfered to the mechanical grid structures and servomotors in the museum. This results in a simulation of the physical effects caused by the movement of water.

Is it not amazing how this movement from a remote place like the Pacific Ocean is visible to people far away visiting an exhibition in a museum. This makes our world so much smaller!

 

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