During the Milano Design Week 8-13 April 2014 at “Temporary Museum for New Design”
I was invited to present 8 MINUTES an interactive light installation inspired by the Solar flare phenomena that occurred on the Sun.
The artwork is composed by 8 white cubes which represent the minutes that the sun light needs to reach the Earth, and a red one which represents the Sun. It relates the space and the time using the real time data given by the geostationary NOAA satellite GOES-15 which orbits the Earth monitoring the radioactivity of the Sun.
When there is a solar explosion, the red cube lights up, due to the NASA and NOAA open data service, with the same intensity of the wavelength of the phenomenon itself. This makes the 8 hung up white cubes light up alternating sequence, in order to create animations of interactive lights. Therefore, a visual link is created between our real world and the sensed time of the light.
Project info : robertofazio.com/8-minutes.html
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