Artist Converts Seismic Data Into Colorful Sculpture [Video]

The Quakescape 3D Fabricator was created in response to the Christchurch earthquakes last year.

Design student James Boock‘s Quakescape 3D Fabricator is a scaled down, white landscape model of Christchurch, New Zealand that sits below a stream of colorful paint. According to The Creators Project, he created it in response to last year’s earthquakes in the city. Different colors stream across the precise areas hit by the earthquakes, with the color of the paint denoting the magnitude.

It transfers data from GeoNet onto the 3D sculpture using paint and Arduino technology. The fabricator is run on two horizontal axes controlled by stepper motors, which allows the nozzle head to move to the precise location of the earthquake before releasing the paint. You can take a closer look at Quakescape in the video below:

James Boock

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