Tele-Present Water by David Bowen
I rarely use the phrase ‘mind blown’, but this is one of those rare occurrences.
An art installation which combines real-time data, mechanical puppetry, and a physical grid representation usually employed virtually with computers:
This installation draws information from the intensity and movement of the water in a remote location. Wave data is being collected in real-time from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data buoy station 46246, 49.985 N 145.089 W (49°59’7” N 145°5’20” W) on the Pacific Ocean. The wave intensity and frequency is scaled and transferred to the mechanical grid structure resulting in a simulation of the physical effects caused by the movement of water from halfway around the world.
Link to the artist’s website for this work can be found here