Turning an Environmental Implied Space
Into Visual Poetry
“Waveform is a speculative instance of ‘drone generated poetry’, meditating on the role of digital sensors in contemporary environmental monitoring, and exploring modes of capturing and expressing sensory data that depicts it not as an autonomous window or mirror of the observed, but as emerging out of exchanges between different sensing and interpreting agencies, both human and nonhuman.
In this project, coastal shorelines are imaged using an airborne camera drone. The data gathered is then analyzed using a machine vision algorithm that attempts to trace the nebulous boundary between wave and shore—a process whose inherent ambiguity exposes the functional contingencies and encoded thresholds of the system. The marker points that define this boundary then supply variables for another algorithm that generates short, enigmatic statements, which are curated to engage themes concerning the maritime environment, the perils and absurdities of life in a rapidly degenerating climate, and the interrelated acts of sensing, measuring, and knowing.” WAVEFORM ~ Dr. Richard A. Carter
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By using different visual content, and putting it through an algorithm analysis, Dr. Carter creates a mixed multimedia art composition from the Implied Space of the interaction of waves and shoreline. Photography and video are combined with data analysis to create an environmental art composition.
Another number is that, stacking. Is that, stacking? His door was Another Number – opened. Another Number opened. Opened soon after stacking, Another Number – about the table were drawn seven appetites. Drawn seven appetites.
It took me quite some time, but I finally drew a blank.
Heavy events stacked by other factors. By other factors. By other factors. By other factors, Another Number opened. Daybreak is creeping through Another Number now opened. Another Number opened – a crying river overthrown. A crying river overthrown. Sand over the thrown furniture was Another Number stacking. Was That, stacking?
It is now time for a commercial break.
Now back to our show.
I have cooked the onions for the chicken. I can smell the signature! A distraught woman in her car reports the death of a client. Appetizing. A goldfish helps the religion. A goldfish helps the religion. Now watch this footage.
Another hole opened and flowed like a stormy river. This is Kawatani. Another peculiarity is the accumulation of sand on discarded furniture. Appetizing.
Women wear short hair because long hair symbolizes ritual among other things. There are other reasons. There are other reasons. Different numbers were released for different reasons.
The animation was moved later. It used the space bar to combine the animations and multiplied the water, so it slowly returned to the faucet. On the floor is a magical symbol inspired by a dream the Oneironaut told him. The ape tied his knot and changed his mouth about 50 times during its typical journey in late December.