Barrett, Natasha, Hammer, Oyvind

1998

Mimetic Dynamics

Organised Sound: Vol. 3, no. 3. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 211-218.

URL: http://journals.cambridge.org/jid_OSO

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Interdisciplinary Studies Mapping Interactivity Spatialisation Multimedia Sound Installation

Abstract:

This paper describes Mimetic Dynamics - an audiovisual interactive installation exploring one of the many possible relationships between nature and technology. In this work, real and simulated fluid dynamics are presented simultaneously, allowing both artist and viewer to explore the relationship between ‘digital’ and ‘analogue’ media in both sound and visual dimensions. It gains insight from physical laws and time flows derived from the natural world, where digital technology is used to produce mathematical models simulating real physical attributes. In doing so the authors are able to harness qualities of the ‘natural’ and use their characteristics to control aspects of the ‘artificial’ (virtual).