Tele-Present Water created by David Bowen using MaxMSP and Arduino. This installation "draws information from the intensity and movement of the water in a remote location," then the information is "scaled and transferred to the mechanical grid structure resulting in a simulation of the physical effects caused by the movement of water from this distant location." I'm fascinated by the use of media to connect users to nature.
This collected information about journalist killed worldwide (1992 - today) is refined using Processing and put into a short “story”. Then each letter is translated into the equivalent solenoid number which is connected to the letter of the typewriter. This number is being sent from Arduino to a shift register (each is connected to 8 solenoids) which then triggers the solenoid (each solenoid the “fires” depending on the content either fast or slow, meaning in a frequency between 100ms and 1s).