Weather report: A site-specific artwork interweaving human experiences and scientific data physicalization

Daniel F Keefe, Seth Johnson, Ross Altheimer, Deuk Geun Hong, Robert Hunter, Andrea J. Johnson, Maura Rockcastle, Marc T Swackhamer, Aaron Wittkamper

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Abstract

Weather Report is a site-specific art installation that entices visitors to examine climate change at a human scale, both physically and metaphorically. Weather data are displayed using the balloons as physical pixels that can be touched, part of an effort to make objective, scientific data graspable by non-scientists. Visitors contrast these objective weather data with their own data - weather-related memories they enter at a kiosk to create a subjective weather record from the Twin Cities community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-16
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Computer Graphics and Applications
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2018

Keywords

  • art and science
  • computer graphics
  • data physicalization
  • experiential analytics
  • interactive visualization
  • weather

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    Keefe, D. F., Johnson, S., Altheimer, R., Hong, D. G., Hunter, R., Johnson, A. J., Rockcastle, M., Swackhamer, M. T., & Wittkamper, A. (2018). Weather report: A site-specific artwork interweaving human experiences and scientific data physicalization. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 38(4), 10-16. https://doi.org/10.1109/MCG.2018.042731653