Herald/Harbinger

Collaborators:

Ben Rubin

Shah Selbe

Dr. Jeffrey Kavanuagh

Additional Thanks:

Kate Rath, Noa Younse, Brian House, Eric Buth, Chris Anderson, A'yen Tran, Parks Canada, Simpson's Num-Ti-Jah Lodge

Role: Co - Creator

Heralding the dawn of Earth’s Anthropocene period, this artwork incorporates a collection of data feeds to illustrate the interrelationship between human activity in Calgary and the natural system of the Bow Glacier in the Canadian Rockies, which exists in a perpetual state of physical transformation. Inside the lobby, the glacier’s real-time perturbations are visually juxtaposed against the aggregated trajectories of nearby pedestrians and vehicles in a sequence of overlapping visualizations, while outside on the plaza the glacier’s ceaseless activity is made visible and audible, creating a visceral public presence for this restless complex of ice, rock, and water.

Read more in this Medium post: Sounding the Bow