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Art.CHI 2017

Interactive Media Works

A CHI2017 Exhibition

California Drought Impact v2: Data Visualization and Sonification using Advanced Multimodal Interaction

California Drought Impact v2: Data Visualization and Sonification using Advanced Multimodal Interaction

California Drought Impact v2 is an interactive data visualization and sonification that depict the causes and impact of the drought and promote awareness of water consumption. It uses multivariate data of the California drought to create wooden data sculptures and projection-mapping images. This newer version improved the previous version by enhancing accuracy of sensing system, incorporating tactile input system and water sound. This work expands the possibility of creating diverse audiovisual results based on user interaction, and depicts the past, present, and future of the drought, which is a major concern on our environment and society. This multimodal data representation not only provides an aesthetically meaningful visualization but also explores how to coexist between art and our environment using the hybrid practices of art and design.

Yoon Chung Han
Assistant Professor, Department of Visual Arts, California State University, Fullerton