This is Nature Now

Added to the Museum of Data by admin on Sunday, March 17, 2019. Museum of Data Collection ID: 287.

Public description: Real-time data-driven silicone kinetic sculpture (1/3) Duration variable. This is Nature Now represents live data from a naked mole-rat colony through physical movements of an artificial-material. It explores the body language of objects through techniques in soft robotics. The work asks us to reflect on how specific technologies mediate our experience of the natural world, and how we now encounter nature through our devices and broadcast mechanisms. Can living things be represented through data? If so, what are the traits a non-biological physical object requires to convey this sense of life?

Materials used: Silicon, motors, arduino, pneumatic control system, real-time biological temporal data from naked mole-rats

Credit: This is Nature Now by Julie Freeman, with collaborator Professor Kaspar Althoefer

Copyright: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International

Creation date: 2016/10/01 00:00:00

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