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she[hypothesis]

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

in cooperation with michael kalivoda and alfred lenz

the installation consists of 6 identical build objects. each one features an arduino board, 2 servo motors and 2 magnetic field sensors. the kinetic energy of the motors produces discontinuous electro magnetic fields, which are registered by the sensors. these captured values serve as control signals for the motors. therefore each element is a closed system and acts without external influence.
one of the servo motors of each object is connected by a system of strings to another element, though controlling the horizontal position of the object by lifting and lowering. the second motor is also attached to another element controlling the vertical position of the object. a form of physical communication develops itself.
the title was generated with speech-to-text software that tracked the sound of the moving servo motors and interpreted it as language. a model of handing human decisions to digital systems.
the work featured at the ā€œessence09ā€, the yearly exhibition of the university of applied arts in vienna.