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      Revisiting the Cloud/s: Interfacing open weather data for live audio-visual performance

      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA)

      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts

      9 - 13 July 2018

      Audio-visual performance, Weather data, Anthropocene, Mixed reality, Live coding

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          What does the Anthropocene look like? Should it be described as a singular decisive moment, or a series of banal everyday events? How implicit can an individual feel within such an evolving and accumulative system? This paper explores such questions, through the lens of performative digital arts practice, presenting projects that interface the weather with digital systems, remediating atmospheric data with audio-visual performance tools, to reconfigure how we access and therefore analyse such phenomena. Weather has traditionally been perceived as rather banal, except for particularly significantly abnormal events. Today in a media landscape of fake news, attacks on scientific research and climate change denial, this paper argues that new methods are required for how we interface humans with weather data, be it archival, real time or predictive. Digital media offers novel solutions for the reconfiguring of weather data signification, that allow for a deepening of discourses relating to the weather, through a range of interactive and locational scenarios.

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          July 2018
          July 2018
          : 310-314
          University of Hertfordshire

          223 Bromyard House, Bromyard Ave.

          London W3 7BN, UK
          © Stadon. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of EVA London 2018, UK

          This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

          Electronic Visualisation and the Arts
          London, UK
          9 - 13 July 2018
          Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
          Electronic Visualisation and the Arts
          Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
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          Electronic Workshops in Computing


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