Sensing Baia de Todos os Santos bay and Paraguaçu river

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  • Technology (Papers)

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  • Sensing Baia de Todos os Santos bay and Paraguaçu river

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  • This paper intends to bring the experience of an art project developed in the university in Bahia, Brazil to the Arabian surroundings. Sensorium is a research and digital art project that aims to work with three major pillars: technological, environmental and artistic creation. On technological approach we have researched free software and hardware, DIY practices, open source programming language, sensors and GPS. In the environmental axis we work on notions of place and space, creating ways of perceiving the surroundings. The third approach, the artistic creation, is devoted to the development of aesthetic experimentation and environmental aesthetics on urban intervention, performances and data visualization. The focus of this paper is on the trip from the Baia de Todos os Santos into the Paraguaçu river to collect environmental data (objective and subjective data). This experience sensing the river and sea surroundings resulted in a variety of art and visualization pieces such as: Electrotravelgram, Sensorium in Correlations, Exploring Sensorium, Video Map and Sensorium Black Box. The paper analyses this practice and research, bringing up points of discussion on digital art, free technology, citizen and intimate science.

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