New Velocity, 2015
black sand, datasets, digital code, electronics, plywood, acrylic
The New Velocity is a machine that plots the phantom Sandy Island in the digital sphere. The project investigates how the phenomenon of Sandy Island happens only under certain speeds: when both piles of sand and piles of data acquire the same faulty consistency. By digitally mirroring the same phenomenological conditions upon which the island was seen in 1876, it seeks to reinsert the charting glitch that endured in worldwide maps until 2012. The machine records new datasets that support the further existence of the island by manipulating its digital presence within open data banks.
Support: developed as part of the MA program in Digital Media at the HfK Bremen, supervised by Prof. Dennis P. Paul.