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Distracted

Sade, Gavin J., Bracks, Priscilla , & Jenkins, Greg (2009) Distracted. [Digital/Creative Work]

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Distracted is a luminous, interactive, computational media installation of sound, light and translucent sculptural materials. The work is inspired by scientific ice core samples taken in Antarctica. The sculpture is capable of displaying data taken from these ice core samples, and responding to the proximity of an audience. Rather than simply using the interface as a didactic display device, we have chosen a more poetic approach of generating visual effects from the data that are evocative of the ice, fluids and the notion of change. The data has also been used in the composition of an evolving soundscape. As well as data from ice core samples, such as the Vostok ice core, we have incorporated data from the Keeling Curve that shows the annual rise and fall of atmospheric carbon dioxide, following the pattern of the Northern Hemisphere winter. These effects combine with changes caused directly by audience members as they come within close proximity to the work.

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ID Code: 29214
Item Type: Creative Work (Digital/Creative Work)
Funders: Kuuki, Queenland University of Technology, Australia Council for the Arts
Locations/Venues:
Location: From date: To date:
State Library of Queensland 2011-03 2011-06
Keywords: computational media , translucent sculptural materials
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS (190500)
Divisions: Past > Disciplines > Art & Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > Music & Sound
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Kuuki.
Deposited On: 04 Nov 2010 07:13
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 23:20

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