Tele-Present Water is one of many experimental projects by David Bowen. This work or installation draws information from the intensity and movement of the water in a remote location. Wave data is being collected in real-time from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data buoy station 46246 (49°59'7" N 145°5'20" W) on the Pacific Ocean. The wave intensity and frequency is scaled and transferred to the mechanical grid structure resulting in a simulation of the physical effects caused by the movement of water from this distant location, recreating the physical movement of the surface of water at The National Museum. Wroclaw, Poland. See more;
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