Visitors 22
Modified 17-Nov-15
Created 8-Nov-15
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Cy Keener invited me to come along as he visited the "Remote Winds" sensors on a windless, dry day. These sensors are located near a weather station, on a hilltop near the Sun Research Center.

Jasper Ridge is the "remote" part. The Moghadam Family Arcade in the new McMurtry Building at Stanford is where the output is shown: a record of the shifting wind patterns at the Jasper Ridge site, in real time and at full scale. The installation is scheduled to close on December 6, so hurry.

Information on this installation is at <https://art.stanford.edu/exhibitions/remote-winds>. Quoting from there:

"Remote Winds, by Cy Keener and Will Chapman, translates wind into light. The installation connects visitors to the new McMurtry Building with the daily rhythm of air currents flowing off the Pacific, over the northern reaches of the Santa Cruz Mountains and into the Bay. The work exists in two locations. An array of 60 sensors installed at Stanford’s Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve listens to the wind and transmits 450 speed and direction readings per second in real time to an installation at the Moghadam Family Gallery. Within the gallery, a 54’ x 19’ wall is filled with constantly shifting light, enacting atmospheric changes as they happen at a one to one scale. This expansive wall reveals an active and shifting canvas, giving viewers insight into the atmospheric dynamics of the Bay Area, as well as the microclimate of Jasper Ridge. The work is presented by Keener and Chapman, graduate students in art practice and atmospheric science respectively.

"Installation made possible with support from the Stanford University Department of Art & Art History, Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, and Particle.io.

"Special thanks to: Dave Eldenburg, Kip Keener, Liz Celeste, Paul DeMarinis, Brianna Tovsen, Trevor Hebert, Philippe Cohen, Nona Chiariello, Jenny Erwin, Rick Grahn, Gavin McDermott, Zachary Crockett and the Particle team, Neal Tovesen, Kevin Moy and Fiona Majeau."
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