Process Blog

aqua_05756_web Precipitation 3 (Duke Gallery) - Precipitation 3 is one of a series of musical compositions written for 26 clock chimes as part of the sound art installation, Aqua•litative. With my Precipitation series, I treat the electromechanical structure as musical instrument, navigating through sound with the syntactical construction of code. Compositions played by the sculpture evoke precipitation data of California weather […]
render01 Video documentation (Elmaleh Gallery) - Documentation footage of Aqua•litative at the Elmaleh Gallery in Charlottesville, VA.
aqua_side_sm Installation in Duke Gallery: Harrisonburg, VA - Aqua•litative exhibited in the Duke Gallery at James Madison University Sept. 5 – Oct. 15, 2016 as part of Harmonic Laboratory‘s Recurrent Exhibitions show. A gallery talk was held on Sept. 16th.
render01 Installation in Elmaleh Gallery - Aqua•litative exhibited in the Elmaleh Gallery in Charlottesville, VA from April 15 – May 2, 2016. A gallery talk was held on Friday, April 29th.
022b servo faceplate Arduino: 26 servo motor test - Physical test of 26 servo motors in the Aqua•litative installation. Motors are moving in sequence to a new random point. The final product will render multiple data sets related to California’s water history into a sensory experience of movement (servo motors) and sound (ringing chimes).
037 module w solenoid Arduino: 26 solenoid test - Physical test of 26 solenoids  at 100ms delay. The final product will render multiple data sets related to California’s water history into a sensory experience of movement (servo motors) and sound (ringing chimes). This video is of the 26 solenoids on the installation rig hitting/ringing clock chimes. This video shows the four relay boards and […]
nielsenretailscannerdata_arrowhead Visualization: U.S. Bottled Water Sales of California’s Water - Based upon grocery receipts using Nielsen scanner data (Kilts-Nielsen Data Center at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business), nearly 1/3 of all Arrowhead brand water is sold outside state boundaries of its aquifers. We developed a visualization of bottled water sales for the bottled water Arrowhead brand (Nestle). Nestle’s Arrowhead brand of bottled […]
CA data 1870-1900 Processing: CA weather station data map - Preliminary test to push California weather station data onto a map using Processing. Taking sixteen Western Regional Climate Center (WRCC) stations from 1870-1900 and displaying their location and collected daily temperature information on the map as concentric circles (size and color). Thanks to WRCC for helping with collecting station information. Reference: http://wrcc.dri.edu/csc/scenic/data/station_finder/
cadillac desert book cover Lit Review: Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water - Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water. Cadillac Desert is a great book for anyone who wants to understand water in the west, and how we’ve created our modern water problems both in California, and in the greater Southwest region of the United States. While the book was published in 1993, the prescient […]
Motor Prototype First motor prototype - Working on scaling up in numbers, but these four motors have control over speed (25-100%) and direction.  Reading from simple integer array… Not hard to place this into data set via Serial (processing) at this point. ~John Park