The i-500 artwork is an interactive entity that inhabits the Resources and Chemistry Precinct at Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia. The i-500 is a reciprocal architecture, evolutionary in form and content, responding to the activities and occupants of the new structures. Through dynamic visualizations and sonifications the artwork represents quantitative scientific research as an integral part of the architectural environment. The large-scale visual projections, distributed echo nodes and multiple sonic zones that constitute the art work reveal to the occupants a normally invisible dialogue between researcher and the research community and environment. The i-500 translates dynamic data from the physical and social interactions within the building into a volatile and evolving interactive artwork.
i-500 Team: Paul Thomas, Chris Malcolm, Mike Phillips, Lee Nutbean.