Data art assignment gonna be spread into 4 sections, each one will be spread over 3 weeks. Our first assignment was to create an aesthetic piece from data set, that we would be happy to have in our room.
I started to look for some data sets in “Data in plural” newsletter that have a collection of great data set from different sources. I found some interesting stuff like collection of all the nuclear bombings in the world, I also had some interest in LIDAR data that was given for few cities. It’s information of height that taken with a low plane taking pictures of the area underneath it, and then you can create 3D models from the data those pictures collect. It just seems to be a way to create something in 3D. Then I found data set that I thought will be great to CNC and create 3D visualization from: Antarctica and the Arctics Ice extant.
I found a source than collect satellite pics from each year, and I chose Antarctica, just because of its island shape that I can work with. I decide to create the earliest data and the latest area: 1979 and 2016, 37 years of Ice extant.
The information is available at The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) website, and is available as an FTP directory.
The feel of those 2 objects turned out different, the tangibility of the shapes in the wood let you feel the differences between those two periods of time.