AWMAT 2019 Conference
February 7-9, 2019
University of California, Santa Barbara, Elings Hall Main Lobby
Data-driven installation, Wind from Nowhere by DXARTS graduate student Haein Kang is inspired by Samuel Butler’s novel, Erewhon. The title, Erewhon, is the word ‘nowhere’ spelled backward and paradoxically symbolizes Utopia. In the fictional land, people destroy machines for fear that they might become conscious and threaten humankind. Unlike the novel, Wind from Nowhere adopt machine civilization positively. It utilizes the pre-collected weather data from a weather site. A set of wind speed data controls motor speed. The numbers that inform wind speed become breeze or gusty wind. The wind speed data creates wind phenomena!