Our hardware and programming tasks included: choosing and compiling pollution sensors to measure different pollutants (PM 2.5, PM10, CO2, TVOC), saving the data into a Raspberry Pi, parsing the data and sending them in real time to a server to be easily accessible by the software Unity 3D. The recorded data allows Studio Above&Below to create poetic data visualisation for their AR experience. Our electronic kit also includes a GPS tracker
"Digital Atmosphere is an Augmented Reality experience. The piece looks at how technology and art can illuminate the quality of our air, usually invisible to the naked eye, and bring us an urgent step closer to a sustainable, zero-emissions future. At a time when the safety of our air is at the front and centre of our public consciousness, this digital installation is a timely technological and artistic endeavour.
Using cutting-edge digital and sensory technology, the Augmented Reality sculpture’s Atmo Sensor picks up the invisible change of air quality of the immediate environment, which is translated into an evocative visual simulation, visible to the viewer through the AR headset."
All images credit: Studio Above&Below
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