Client: Google LLC
Location: Berkeley, CA, United States
Completion date: 2023
Artwork budget: $265,000
Concept, Design, Forging, music and light scores and composition.,
Po Shu Wang
Living Lenses DBA
Software and Electronics
Sculpture Finishing and Installation.
Site area details
Urban Design and landscape Architecture.
Client’s corporate (Google) missioned statement ‘to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful,’ had immediately evoked my response with John Wheeler’s statement of ‘Everything is Information,’ where we too are just tiny bits in that ever-evolving Information Universe. And for our human needs, desires, and limits, an operational info-noise duality is necessary.
The result is this interactive artwork where visitors are presented with the constant Info-Noise border crossing opportunity through data visualization and sonification of the ambient Em statics in white lights-music, and not least our embedded observer selves bits entering to the continuous InfoNoise equation.
The artwork is created as a tangible platform of interactive aesthetic experience that can immediately trigger our compulsive deployment of the information-noise duality in order to make sense/meaning , the specie specific reflex that is evolutionarily conditioned, .
We first rendered the constant ambient EM statics that is its info-noise totality into a whitelight-muisc display that visitor approach will turn it on. Then ourselves as small packets interning with the ambient display in adding our colors lights and music on top it.
And letting the two play off each other as in lights and music.
True to our Living Lenses public art aim, we managed to first identify the host organization own mission goal as inspiration and propelled us to step out of info-noise duality, and created a artwork that allow viewers to experience the constant crossing in stepping out of the info-noise duality inertial frame into the next nested frame of everything is information. All in a fun and game experience through the artwork.