Created by Adrien Kaeser at ECAL (Media and Interaction Design Unit), Weather Thingy is a custom built sounds controller that uses real time climate-related events to control and modify the settings of musical instruments.
The device consists of two main parts, a weather station on a tripod microphone, and a custom built controller connected to the weather station. The station has 3 climate sensors including a rain gauge, a wind vane and an anemometer. The controller is equipped with a brightness sensor and an interface allowing it to assign the various parameters received to audio effects. The controller transforms climatic data into midi data which can be interpreted by instruments.
Created by Aurélien Pellegrini at ECAL , ‘Pump and Surf’ encourages internet users to find out how much energy is spent when they are surfing the internet. The user is asked to make a physical effort equal to the energy required to convey the data that will enable the site to be displayed.