Tangible Weather Channel is a sculptural apparatus that enables the participant to input the remote location of a loved one and interprets its real-time weather information as a way of creating an emotional connection. Rather than employing traditional graphical representation, Tangible Weather Channel renders weather information into a multi-sensory experience by using natural elements such as water, air and sound. By materializing weather dynamics on intimate sites to mediate what occurs in another place, Tangible Weather Channel encourages the participant to establish links with his/her experiential memories of a specific place and to create a sense of closeness to via touch and contemplation.
capability of creating a continuum between the physical and virtual
through media technology has implied a new relationship among the
body, perception, space and time. From an architectural perspective,
physical envelope has the tendency to evolve itself into a portal
connecting our bodies with other networked spaces and liberating
ourselves from the captivity of the physically-bound
surroundings. From a phenomenological perspective,
our perception of "now and here"
might just as well be "now and there", in both temporal
and spatial senses. Tangible Weather Channel explores these
architectural and phenomenological potential and implications. It
the experiential and performative aspects of information representation,
and interrelationship among material, meaning, memory and perception.
Exhibition at RISD Museum, Providence,
RI. (19 May - 05 June, 2005)
- BBC News, reviewed by Rachel Rawlins. (07 May, 2005)