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Liquid films and water-signs: <br>landscape in an age of information design</br>

By Rhizome


[Image: Julius Popp's Bitfall].

Bitfall, pictured above, is a kind of liquid computer monitor. As Ruairi Glynn, of Interactive Architecture dot Org, describes it, Bitfall uses carefully-timed drops of falling water "to project images taken from the internet. A computer observes various news websites and chooses thereafter the images to be displayed. 128 nozzles are controlled by synchronised magnetic valves, and the water drops falling to the ground shape the images. The visual information is only tangible for a second before the drops merge to become water again."
The sheet of falling water, then, becomes a screen - a liquid cinema - a monitor on which to surf the web. [....]

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