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Eclipse

 

2009, Web site which gathers data from elsewhere on the internet

http://turbulence.org/Works/eclipse/

Sometimes, pictures are worth a thousand bits of data. Eclipse uses ideas of landscape together with the ability of the web to connect images to bits of data, concerning, in this case, ecological systems.

If the user selects a national park in the USA, the software searches the photography site Flickr for images of that landscape, then uses live data on air pollution in that region to ‘corrupt’ the image. The higher the levels of pollution, the more visual glitches occur. The work of ecoarttech (Cary Peppermint and Leila Nadir) often deals with ecological or landscape issues, from urban hikes to odd videos of rural living.

http://ecoarttech.net/

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