Arduino, MaxMSP
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Tele-Present Water [MaxMSP, Arduino]


Created by David Bowen, 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.

In May this year Tele-Present Water received one of three ex aequo awards in Alternative Now: The 14th Media Art Biennale WRO 2011, Wroclaw, Poland.

//thanks for the tip Joost

11 x 24volt dc motors

Photo by Alicja Kołodziejczyk – source

Photo by Ewa Wójtowicz – source

  • guile

    Please have a look to :

    Reuben Margolin

  • Equally wonderful!

  • I saw this at the ArtPrize art fair in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  It was amazing – easily the best thing i saw all day.  I’m an engineering librarian, so I get into creative uses of technology.

  • nice. thanks for sharing

  • So it replicates the movement of water in realtime or it just stays in that form?

  • Cybmaster

    i want to cry. its beautiful. 

  • Dj Oreo