Ocean Wave

Jiayu Liu

United Kingdom
The Placemaking Special Commendation Award
wave data

Ocean waves captured through the camera

The new media installation presents an alternative approach to real-time interaction. The visual graphics of the wave data collected through exposure via camera over a period of 3-5 seconds, achieved real-time data transmission and data visualization of the wave.

The installation consisted of 50 slide rails which were used to reduce the overall weight as well as noise.  This was customised using 100% carbon filter tubes which were designed as a guide rail rather than the traditionally used hard solid steel rail.

The real-time fluctuation data of the ocean wave edge was extracted though camera recognition and a user-defined algorithm pipeline.

The lighting changes encompassing colour and brightness were controlled by the use of wireless technology, with the physical space range of the entire work covered by two transmitting antennas which controlled the motion of the electric motor and the color of the LED light block.  According to the coordinates of the differing positions, the light blocks presented multiple gradients of colour. 

This is with the use of multiple contexts with a strong foundation in multidimensional thinking. The piece explores the intricacies and multiple relationships as well as the layers  between humans and nature, additionally exploring the complex perspective and notions held by people in which to observe nature.

wave data
wave data
wave data
wave data

Software:    open CV,C#,Visual Audio, 

Hardware: Servo,CNC,RGB LED,Camera,metal, carbon

Ocean Wave