How might we connect with ‘intangible’ digital technologies in ways we understand and can touch? Digital Wave is a large-scale interactive digital installation examining spatial movement and energy flow in a hands-on, interactive artwork measuring 3 x 14 metres. It is a manifestation of the processes and transformations within environmental systems – such as waves and rainfall – and in existing and future technologies. The journey begins as the system grabs a digital photograph of the viewer, then projects it in a series of computerised filters down the wave-shaped structure. As the viewer follows their digital self down the structure, they can tap the wave to release a pixel rain to flow over the images. A unique colour print of the digital journey is generated, offering a tangible memento of the experience.
Digital Wave was featured on BBC1 TV: Tomorrow’s World and Blue Peter.
1999 UMIST, Manchester, UK
1998 Science Museum, London, UK
1998 Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK