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Tele-Present Water


This installation draws information from the intensity and movement of water, and uses it to recreate that movement in a remote location, here at Science Gallery. Wave data is being collected and updated from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data buoy station 51003. This station was originally moored 205 nautical miles Southwest of Honolulu in the Pacific. The last report from its moored position was received on April 25th, 2011 and then it went adrift. The buoy is still transmitting valid observation data but its exact location is now unknown. It collects information on wave intensity and frequency, which is scaled and transferred to the mechanical grid structure. The result is a simulation of the physical effects caused by the movement of water from this distant unknown location.

Tele-Present Water Interview
Tele-Present Water DAVID BOWEN