Dutch artist Edo Autopoiesis is exploring an unusual, and mostly ignored side of Second Life – its wind. His installation, “Resonating-With-secondlifeWind” is an incredible meditative journey into a sky-based field of 100 windmills. Forever set in motion by the wind energy, each one of the windmills lifts a red object: the stronger the wind, the faster the object is lifted.
Upon reaching the top of the pole, the red object drops and hits an acoustic resonator at the bottom, producing a sound. Sounds from neighboring windmills affect the overall rhythm produced by the entire set of windmills. The ever-changing wind patterns of Second Life are the source of variety in this strange, and fully generative melody.
The installation starts at the ground floor of Harmonia, where you and four of your friends can sit on a flying plate and be gently guided around the sky-paths between windmills. The five-minute ride is a compelling demonstration of a SL dimension that escapes the eye, but adds to our experience of space by enriching the depth of the environment around us. Learn more about the artist, Edo Autopoiesis (Edo Paulus in real life).