I love it when artists use natural surfaces in innovative ways. Ray Bartkus makes water into a screen space. Or a life-size immersive pop-up book.
Fascinating approach to underwater wildlife monitoring, detailed in Popular Science:
“One study published in Marine Ecology Progress Series found that a single low-frequency recorder might be enough to monitor the populations of fish and other aquatic life living on a reef. The small instrument could be deployed at reefs all over the world, recording information about what kinds of sea life are living at these locations, recording the sounds of fish swimming and feeding, and the snap-crackle-pop of shrimp. You can listen to the sounds of a reef here.”
Duchamp’s “Étant donnés,” composed of a naked lady collapsed against a lurid natural palette (the gas lamp she holds proves (perhaps) she is not a corpse), combines the technology of the peepshow with the lush colors of the panorama and functions as a striking VR precursor.
Interesting to see that simulations of natural landscapes are still happening with vr tech. (Simon Robertson’s “Dream Realm 1” (2014)).
Mesmerizing image by Simon Roberston
“Mapuguaquén”: Acoustic sculpture paired with wireless technology amplifies the earth.