Smoke Water Fire is a digital animation of a deforming blob of fluid that has been slowed down and stripped of environmental context in order to explore the shape of ephemeral media. The animation addresses several interrelated themes: context and speed, commonality of the equations of physics, and ephemerality of fluid media. It does this through its use of scale-free computational fluid physics, abstract digital representations, and projected moving pictures. Because of its purely computational nature, Smoke Water Fire removes any context of material or physical scale and leaves the viewer with little more than the dynamics of the shape itself.

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