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Machine Turns Earthquake Data Into Art



A team of students from Christchurch, New Zealand has developed a machine that turns earthquake data into art.

Called the ‘Quakescape 3D Fabricator’, the device is connected to a New Zealand-specific quake monitoring website.

Whenever seismic activity is detected, the machine pours paint onto a topological canvas—using color to determine the intensity of each seismic episode.

“We wanted to transform ‘dark’ data into something beautiful and interesting,” explained Brooke Bowers, one of the designers in the group.

“Making something beautiful from something terrible, there’s beauty even in the idea.”

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[via James Boock]
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