Analog precipitation measurement data is returned to its original medium and presented live as fall of water drops. The drops leave traces and paint a fragile picture somewhere in-between the present and the past. In a world full of digital data, which is constantly shown to us on various displays, this project shows a different kind of presentation in a haptic and more immediate way. Weather data, which is otherwise displayed locally on individual cell phones, appears here in a global context. The world map invites us not only to take a look at the weather events at the current time, but also to think beyond our personal perception – both spatially and temporally. The piece should bring back to our minds the inestimable value of the element of water and its distribution.
Project Credits/ Acknowledgements:
Daniel Fischer, BA