Sep
28
2016
<em>Flight (IST, JFK, LAX, LHR)</em>
 

Marina Zurkow and Paul Paradiso
Flight (IST, JFK, LAX, LHR), 2016
Custom software, data driven animation, computers, screen or projector
Dimensions variable, portrait or landscape orientation
Edition of 3

Flight examines the notion of air from both poetic and practical views. It is an animated data-driven application that renders a real-time vision of what populates the proximate airspace. The real––airplanes landing and taking off, birds, satellites, clouds, rain, wind––meets data not necessarily credible, such as UFOs.

The current data landscape for Flight detects data proximity to the following airports: Istanbul (IST), London Heathrow (LHR), Los Angeles (LAX), and New York (JFK). By building a database using real time data from flightstats, e-bird, and weather.com, Flight reflects on the complex skies above our heads.

The ecologically inclusive approach of Flight continues the work in Zurkow’s Mesocosm series: animated, specific landscapes that slowly unfold, blending the “natural” and the anthropogenic, natural science and fantasy via a slow, algorithmic trajectory.

Flight currently runs on Open Frameworks as a site-specific installation.

Flight data generously provided by FlightStats.
Bird data provided by eBird.

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