Spatial magnetic field visualization: Interactive kinetic art installation driven by the invisible forces of magnetic fields1

Inhye Lee, Hyomin Kim

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Abstract

Spatial Magnetic Field Visualization is an interactive kinetic art installation driven by magnetic field data from Nature. It is a physical space that emulates the electromagnetic connection between the Sun and Earth, the invisible yet ubiquitous forces in nature, which has a profound effect on us residing on the earth. One purpose behind this project is to create conversations about this scientific topic in the realm of media art through a three dimensional physical visualization. The Earth's magnetic field is like a living organism that goes between ups and downs. The geomagnetic field is ever-changing and requires constant observation. The impact of what is now called "space weather" on the human life and technology (e.g., GPS, radio communication, power transmission, etc) is substantial, significant enough for former president Obama to call for an executive order in preparation for space weather-related disasters. This project uses painted magnetic balls as pixels in the spatial dimension and attempts to visualize the effect of this scientific phenomenon in the three dimensional space.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMM 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Multimedia Conference
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages571-573
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781450349062
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 23 2017
Event25th ACM International Conference on Multimedia, MM 2017 - Mountain View, United States
Duration: Oct 23 2017Oct 27 2017

Publication series

NameMM 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Multimedia Conference

Other

Other25th ACM International Conference on Multimedia, MM 2017
CountryUnited States
CityMountain View
Period10/23/1710/27/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Media Technology
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

Keywords

  • Art and science
  • Interactive art
  • Kinetic art
  • Magnetic fields
  • Visualization

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