“Tele-Present Water” Waves From Faraway

Davide GombaJuly 6th, 2011

Hypnotic installation from David Bowen representing *real* waves.

[...] Tele-Present Water installation draws information from the intensity and movement of the water in a remote location. Wave data is collected in real-time from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) data buoy station 46075 Shumagin Islands Alaska. 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 this distant location. The installation uses MAX/MSP to drive an Arduino mega running servo firmata. It uses 11 x 24volt dc motors with drivers for the movement.

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2 Responses to ““Tele-Present Water” Waves From Faraway”

  1. frank Says:

    Hi. I’m curious about what “servo” formata is…
    Could someone lead me to this tool?
    Thanks a lot

  2. d.gomba@arduino.cc Says:

    Hi.
    It”s a modded version of Firmata.
    You should ask the artist and look for it on the arduino site / Forum.

    thanks for commenting,
    Davide

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