Agulhas Drifter is an immersive new media art project that connects gallery viewers with wave conditions in the open ocean. In June 2018, Cy Keener launched a custom blown glass buoy in the Agulhas current off the coast of Durban, South Africa, and created an immersive light and sound installation that responded to satellite transmitted wave data in near real time. The buoy captures pitch, roll and vertical acceleration of waves, a records sea surface temperature, and tracks currents. This data is transmitted via satellite every eight hours. The gallery installation enacts the most recent wave motion data using kinetic sculpture to project a shifting horizon line of laser light throughout a gallery room to visualize current ocean conditions. We are in a moment of increased awareness of the ocean’s role in maintaining life on the planet, and absorbing the effects of human caused climate change. This project uses electronics, data and kinetic sculpture to create a powerful immersive connection between a remote ocean location, and the gallery. Through the repeated viewings, gallery visitors begin to experience the ocean as a living, changing force, at times calm and serene, and at other times wild and kinetic.