SoN01R is a realtime dynamic visualization and sonification of the quantum vacuum, more specific quantum fluctuations.
SoN01R is project by Frederik De Wilde aka G0ld1[locks] in collaboration with Frederik Vanhoutte aka W:Blut.
SoN01R is a new media artwork that focusses on artistic data visualization. How can one visualize something immaterial, short lived and universal as quantum fluctuations? In classical physics (appliable to macroscopic phenomena), empty space-time is called the vacuum. The classical vacuum is utterly featureless. However, in quantum mechanics (appliable to microscopic phenomena), the vacuum is a much more complex entity. It is far from featureless and far from empty. Quantum fluctuations are the temporary appearance of energetic particles out of nothing, as allowed by the Uncertainty Principle. For example, a particle pair can pop out of the vacuum during a very short time interval, and then annihilate one another in accordance with the Uncertainty Principle.
The artwork is using a realtime data feed from the Australian National University, Department of Quantum Science lead by Dr. Thomas Seymul. By tapping into a physical quantum source they can generate true random numbers in realtime.
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