March 26, 2010
Tectonic

I really like how this looks and reacts at the moment even though the artist says it’s currently only a prototype. Tectonic (image above, video below) by Micah Frank is:

a sound sculpture created in real time by earthquakes as they occur across the globe. A tightly integrated system between Max/MSP, Google Earth and Ableton Live processes a stream of real-time data that is translated into synthesis and sample playback parameters. When an earthquake occurs, seismic data is relayed to the system, sound is produced and Google Earth immediately flies to the coordinates of the latest earthquake giving us a visual representation of the newest developments. As multiple earthquakes occur daily, the sculpture builds, enmeshing itself in a complex soundscape of textures and tones – every second, different from the last and never repeating the same stage twice.

Below is an image of how the artist envisages it will ultimately look as an installation. Not sure it needs a whole room with a projection. I think it will lose some of the sculptural qualities it currently has, particularly visually, but due to the scale of the globe, the scale of the projection won’t make it seem any more immersive than it currently is.

Originally seen on the Cycling 74 projects page.

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