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The Weather Followers

Date

2017

Dimensions

140 x 140 x 242 cm

Matériaux

Steel, aluminum, electronic components (weather sensors, Raspberry Pi, Raspi Camera), acrylic, rubber, glass, waterproof speakers, amplifier, power supply, blue paint

Logiciels

Python, arduino, PHP, JS, HTML, CSS

Courtesy of

Art Foundation Pax

Description

« The Weather Followers » is a sculpture connected to a webapp that brings serendipity to your digital life, using constantly evolving weather data recorded by four weather instruments.

The artwork offers humour, poetry and surprise as an alternative to ‘smart’ applications and predictive, comfortable digital routines. Instead of our decisions being driven by intangible algorithms and hidden lines of code, The Weather Followers helps us feel the speed and direction of the wind, the amount of particulate matter in the air, the intensity of the sun or the rhythm of the rain.

It also contains a spiritual aspect, by welcoming and accepting the chaotic changes of the climate as the motor of our daily digital actions, we are also reminded that there are some things in life that are patently beyond us and that we can’t always adjust them in real time to our will.

The four weather instruments:

  • « Windy Encounters » sends your drawing in the direction of the wind.
  • « Polluted Selfie » glitches your selfie according the surrounding pollution level.
  • « Drizzly Rhythms » plays unexpected music according to the rhythm of the rain.
  • « Sun(e)rase » deletes your data depending on the sun intensity.

Read more about the project on this article: here

Galerie

Vue d'exposition, Swiss Media Art, HeK, BaselVue d'exposition, Ouverture de La Becque, La Tour-de-Peilz (CH)

Contact

Fragmentin c/o univercité
Chemin du Closel 5
1020 Renens, CH


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Merci

Foundation Vaudoise pour la Culture
Swiss Cultural Fund UK
Pro Helvetia
Art Foundation Pax
Canton de Vaud
Ville de Lausanne
Ville de Renens
Migros pourcent culturel
Arts at CERN
Creative Applications