Sensorium Black Box is an interactive data visualization piece showing the data of each sensor of Sensorium actions in on the boat, in Salvador and Cachoeira. The data was collected with 5 arduinos and different sensors as: air temperature, water temperature, luminosity, noise, latitude, longitude, gases, humidity and oxygen dissolved of the water.
This work provides direct access to Datalog files from Sensorium device. And when opening the “black box” device, revealing the archived numerical data, the spectator is presented to a new artistic graphical representation of the data.
By Ecoarte Group (Karla Brunet and Toni Oliveira)
Karla Brunet is an artist and researcher, has a PhD in Audiovisual Communication (UPF – Barcelona, Spain – CAPES Scholarship), a master degree in Fine Arts (Academy of Art University – San Francisco, USA – CAPES Scholarship), a Post-Bachelor in Electronic Art Critic (Mecad, Spain) and a degree in Communication (UFSM – Santa Maria, Brazil). She has participated on many photography and digital arts exhibitions in Brazil, Europe and the USA and got a grant from FAPESB for a post-doctoral research on Mobile Technology and Art. Nowadays, she is a professor at IHAC (Instituto de Humanidades, Artes e Ciências) and Pós-Cultura (Programa Multidisciplinar de Pós-Graduação em Cultura e Sociedade) at UFBA, where she researches projects that present intersection of art, science and technology. From 2009-2012, Karla was the coordinator of Labdebug.net, a media lab focus on women and technology, and in 2012, she is the curator of FACMIL/LabMAM. Karla coordinates the Ecoarte, an interdisciplinary research and art group.