Over Here, Over There

Data generated crystalline structure | Metal solution, Electronics, Data

The electromagnetic environment has been reconfigured due to human ambitions within the interconnected network. These electromagnetic impulses travel invisibly and silently through the sky, forming a basis for quality communication. When a signal or message is sent out, what else does it contact?

In this project, directional antennas connected to containers of liquid metal were set up within an urban environment. Each setup is capable of receiving the electromagnetic field propagating through space at a given time. Depending on the fluid volume of the electromagnetism, the liquid metal organizes accordingly and self-evolves into crystalline structures. In some ways resembling a living system, this microenvironment subtly grows out of information randomly influenced by human-intervened ambient conditions.