Using a radio beacon buoy and the winds and currents of Lake Michigan, Aeolian Route charts a personal narrative of loss and searching amidst uncertainty.
1000 custom-engineered flashing bicycle lights
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US Army geodata leaked by WikiLeaks
Dimensions variable, 2008
Audio samples, stereo amplifier, speakers and subwoofer, flashlight, aerial photograph enclosed in acrylic sheet, computer, infrared camera, custom software, pollution geodata
This work was installed in a darkened room at the Work * Ann Arbor Gallery for the show (re)Mapping. A provided flashlight allowed viewers to illuminate a printed aerial photograph mosaic of the heavily polluted Gary, Indiana industrial region. Custom software, running on a computer hidden from view, used an infrared camera to track the position of the flashlight beam on the photograph. Using pollution geodata collected from multiple government sources, as well as sound samples that represent different types of pollution, the software generates a real-time audio representation of pollution sources located within the illuminated area of the aerial photograph.
Categories of data represented by the sound map:
* Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Sites
* Major Polluters (NPDES Major)
* Leaking Underground Storage Tanks (LUST)
* Superfund National Priorities List (NPL) Sites
* Slag Dumps
* Point Discharge (PD) Locations