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Sensity artworks are made from the data that is collected across the urban and environment infrastructure. A network of sensors, some fixed, and some embedded, collects data which is then published online. The sensors then interpret the micro-data of the city. The output from the sensors will be display the emotional state of the city online and the information will be used to create installations and sculptural artefacts.
These artworks made will represent the movement of people, pollution in the air, the vibrations and sounds of buildings, they will be in effect emergent social sculptures visualising the emotional state of the city. Sensity is an open social sculpture that informs the world and creates new meaningful experiences.
Sensity is also highly technical project that’s will give vast amounts of information about the fabric of out cities. By embedding the sensors we can re-engage with the urban fabric and enable new artistic metaphors within city space. The sensors are positioned across the city. Custom software enables these sensors to communicate will one another in a network. The data can be used to create visualisations in an open source environment. Online users can also re- interpret the data and interrogate the various sensors in the network. Representations of these datasets will allow unique understanding of the urban environment and environment in real time.
Motes are used to collect the data. The ‘motes’ are tiny wireless sensor boards that gather data and communicate to the central server. The real world is monitored and the data stored in an archive retrieval system. Motes and sensor boards sense the micro incidents of change in the weather, the noise traffic flows and people flows. The interactions of all this data, controlled via interfaces that can re-form and re-contextualise experiences in real time.
Sensity incorporates the holistic city system, the movement of people, pollution in the air, the vibrations and sounds. The sense city is a city of, accumulated incidents of love, abuse and death. The micro incidents of change in the weather, the noise traffic flows and people flows. The archives of this data can be controlled via mixed up interfaces that can re-form and re-contextualise experiences in real time; to make emergent sculptures visualisations and sculptures.
Via : angermann2
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