DDI Faculty Director Ken Goldberg recently collaborated with Sanjay Krishnan, Fernanda Viégas, and Martin Wattenberg to create an Internet-based artwork. Envisioned as a tribute to the late American painter Kenneth Noland, Bloom draws on real-time data from the live movements of the Hayward Fault, detected by a seismograph, transmitted continuously via the Internet, and processed to generate an evolving field of circular blooms. The size and position of each bloom is based on real-time changes in the Earth’s motion, measured as a vertical velocity continuously updated from the seismometer. The exhibit is on display at the Nevada Museum of Art through June 16, 2013.

View Bloom in action here.

Read an interview with Ken Goldberg in VENUE, “Ken Goldberg’s Seismic Signals” and this article in The Atlantic.