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dc.contributor.authorBarbier, Annette
dc.contributor.authorBrowning, Drew
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-04T15:23:33Z
dc.date.available2009-05-04T15:23:33Z
dc.date.issued2009-05-04T15:23:33Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/12263
dc.description.abstractStream(ing) is an installation in which data from two rivers, the Chicago and the Illinois, are brought to life through visualization, sonification, and haptic techniques. It heightens the participant's awareness of our intimate connection with nature through immersive interaction with both real time and stored information about the rivers. It also points out the relationship between the flow of information and the flow of water. The participant navigates datasets in an intuitive way, through choosing the role of a central"character" which can be a biological agent (Asian carp, a non-native species; algae, etc. ) or a chemical one (nitrogen, PCBs, etc.). The participant will thus be able to introduce changes in river conditions and experience a simulated, hypothetical result. The experience will elicit not only an intellectual appreciation of the multiple factors that affect the health of a river, but also an emotional connection to the relationship between the health of the environment and that of human beings. The work is unique in that it offers multiple experiential means and uses real time as well as stored information. While Stream(ing) deals with serious environmental issues, it will also be sensually and aesthetically engaging.en_US
dc.subjectcomputer installationen_US
dc.subjectenvironmenten_US
dc.subjectecologyen_US
dc.subjectbiologyen_US
dc.subjectavataren_US
dc.subjectchemicalen_US
dc.subjectriveren_US
dc.subjectChicagoen_US
dc.subjectdataseten_US
dc.title2006 Rockefeller New Media Foundation Proposalen_US


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