created by Hilary Harp & Barry Moon (2013)
Thermal Image (2013)
created by Hilary Harp & Barry Moon
o response to the frequency of happy and sad emoticons in twitter data from 20 global cities. As the bulbs get brighter, their energy is transferred to thermographic film on a large drum, which changes colors like a global mood ring. Also responding to the bulbs are ten photo-sensors, which in turn control the speed of the motors driving ten small music boxes. Viewers can plug cables into different jacks on the globe to tune in to different locales.
Thermal Image was supported by an Artist Research and Development Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts