« The Weather Followers » is a sculpture connected to a webapp that brings serendipity to your digital life, using constantly evolving... Read More
« The Weather
Followers » is a sculpture connected to a webapp that brings serendipity
to your digital life, using constantly evolving weather data recorded
by four weather instruments.
The artwork offers humour, poetry and surprise as an alternative to
‘smart’ applications and predictive, comfortable digital routines.
Instead of our decisions being driven by intangible algorithms and
hidden lines of code, The Weather Followers helps us feel the speed and
direction of the wind, the amount of particulate matter in the air, the
intensity of the sun or the rhythm of the rain.
It also contains a spiritual aspect, by welcoming and accepting the
chaotic changes of the climate as the motor of our daily digital
actions, we are also reminded that there are some things in life that
are patently beyond us and that we can’t always adjust them in real time
to our will.
The four weather instruments:
« Windy Encounters » sends your drawing in the direction of the wind.« Polluted Selfie » glitches your selfie according the surrounding pollution level.« Drizzly Rhythms » plays unexpected music according to the rhythm of the rain.« Sun(e)rase » deletes your data depending on the sun intensity.