Just launched at the Athens Video Art Festival, Radio Nippon is a web based interactive installation by Thodoris Papatheodorou, interactive art and computational media profesor at the Athens School of Fine Arts and Kyriaki Goni, visual artist.
In brief, the installation gathers measurements of radioactivity from 625 Geiger counters all over Japan in real-time and converts them into sound - the biggest the radioactivity level, the higher the audible frequency. Visitors can control the location to be heard through a tuner as if tuning on a MHz band, scanning the country's map. Needless to say, "tuning" in Fukushima area the transmission of radioactivity is ear-blowing!
The installation has been realized using the free software Processing programming language and the Arduino open source micro-controller.
We were really happy to have the guys over at our office the other day to have an inspiring talk about the installation they were preparing. Check it out till Sunday 9/6/2013 at Estia Emporon, 22 Theatrou Sq., Athens. We wish them a very good luck!
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