Yoo Jin Shin-LookingOutwards-07


eCloud (2010), San Jose International Airport

ECloud (2010) is “a dynamic sculpture inspired by the volume and behavior of an idealized cloud.” It was designed by Aaron Koblin, Dan Goods, and Niki Hafermaas and is currently handing above in the San Jose International Airport. The tiles’ opacity updates periodically by real time weather data from around the world. The algorithm seems to take in values like sky weather, temperature, wind speed, direction, humidity, and visibility to produce the tile patterns and opacities. I love the simplicity of this installation and how it almost resembles indoor clouds. I think it’s a cool way to abstractly depict clouds and would be looking above if I were to come across this on my way around the airport.

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