24 June 2013

PURE FLOW by Katy Connor



"PURE FLOW is a mobile artwork by Katy Connor that reveals new perceptions of technological systems, transforming the iPhone and iPad into a Live probe revealing the noise between GPS satellites, 3G networks and Wifi hotspots as a tangible presence in the environment.

PURE FLOW visualises these signals as a sliver of fluctuating white noise, responding directly to the movement and immediate environment of the device. The user can directly manipulate the outcomes, by touching the visual and sonic patterns triggered by fluctuations in the data, sampling this immersive and enveloping field." See more;

"PURE FLOW visualises the instability and fragility of Live signals, passing through cloud cover, being absorbed by bodies, reflecting off concrete and refracting through glass. The APP subverts the use-value of GPS as a surveying and navigational tool; revealing these invisible data streams and highlighting their ubiquity, as sophisticated military technologies become key components in daily life."

Download it here.