Turbulence@PaceDigitalGallery3: WoodEar

"Peter Traub is a composer/installationist/net artist currently living in Charlottesville, VA. Jennifer Lauren Smith (b. 1979, Portland, ME) is a visual artist working in sculpture and lens-based mediums. Commissioned specifically for Pace Digital Gallery WoodEar, the installation, expands into the gallery the software that launched on Turbulence in 2012. The work attempts to merge the dynamic qualities of the biological network of a tree — roots gathering water and nutrients; leaves using sunlight to produce food; and phloem and xylem moving water and nutrients across the structure — with the digital network of the Internet. A series of sensors attached to the tree stream data on the state of its environment — light, temperature, air pressure, and wind. This live data, merged with images and recordings of the tree's immediate surroundings, is made audible and visible in the gallery." -- From Turbulence

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Turbulence

Published in 2013 by Turbulence.

This copy was given to the Electronic Literature Lab by Jo-anne Green and Helen Thorington in Spring of 2016. Copy media format: web.

PUBLICATION TYPE

Showcase

ORIGINAL URL

https://turbulence.org/project/turbulencepacedigitalgallery3-woodear/