Our work tries to make people a deep experience of the Serious environmental pollution problem, and made people Thinking.
By analysis the environmental data of cities and combined with the data before, we can get a current data of the change of our environmental and weather. We also used a distorted mirror to represent the change of our environment, and because of those changes many creatures also ‘distorted’.
Our devices are like distorting mirror placed side by side in the weather tunnel, every mirror represents a city.
We analysis environmental data from cities, and we use the level of distortion to show how much our cities and weather changed.
Environment in good condition, the mirror image will show the normal specular reflection; the environment is not good, the mirror presents a distorted image distortion, according to a poor environment determines and the audience position, the mirror will follow the changes in the background, showing the city’s iconic images.
The audience through the mirror and see themselves distorted in the mirror, it suggests that our environment is get bad day by day, and the bad effects also have a strong influence on ourselves. From the different mirrors, audiences can feel the different cities are in different crisis, and some of the cities may be the one they life in.
Our work tries to warn people to protect our world from ‘variation’.
We have two plans to realize an active distorted mirror.
1. Cam + Screen
Use camera to capture the image in front of the ‘mirror’, and distorts images through a computer program. The level of distortion is made from internet database from the cities which set the box to check environmental data every day. The output images show in a computer screen.
2. Soft material mirror
Use a soft material as the mirror, distort the reflection from distort the mirror itself with a ‘little’ hardware.
We want to show more ‘things’ in the mirror (such as a landmark of the city as a background).so we intend to use the cam + screen plan.
We are concerned about temperature, humidity and precipitation which reflect the general state of weather and environment, and use current data compare with the prev-data. The historical data can be searched form internet.
Data of Beijing(includes: average air pressure, monthly Temperature, Monthly max-Temperature, Monthly min-Temperature, Monthly average relative Humidity…)
Camera 150 -200; Screen 1000-1200; Mirror frame 200;