a data visualization machine that erodes rivers, canyons & valleys driven by online search queries. search requests get inscribed in a block of PU-foam (75cm x 75cm x 10cm) by a 3D milling-machine.
the search queries are interpreted as eroding forces on the surface of the landscape & used as energy impulses that move the milling-head steps forward. activity removes material, inactivity keeps it. in times with less activity (e.g. night hours) the machine works slow & at peak times (e.g. midday) the machine works very fast & hectically. the space/time sculpture embodies an not existing place, made visible by the users of the search-engine. see also email erosion & sexual behavior totems.
Originally posted on information aesthetics by infosthetics