Pulse Tank

Pulse Tank is an Interactive installation where the heart rates of members of the public are detected by sensors and converted into water waves in a ripple tank. A light show is created by the resulting waves and their interaction. To participate, insert your finger into one of the four cylinders on the side of the tank or put your hands flat on the front panel; the computer will detect your pulse and activate a solenoid which will hammer your heart rate onto the tank.
Name in spanish: Tanque de Corazonadas
Year of Creation: 2008
Technique: Heart rate sensors, solenoids, ripple tank, projector, computer
Dimensions: variable
Keywords: biometric, indoor, interactive, water.
Photo library (click to expand)
2013 - Armory Show
2011 - La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France
2011 - Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
2011 - Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
2010 - Galería Max Estrella, Madrid, Spain
2010 - Beall Center, University of California, Irvine, United States
2010 - Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, United Kingdom
2010 - Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, United Kingdom
2009 - Antimodular Research
2008 - Asedio, Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, México
2008 - Prospect.1, New Orleans Bienniale, NOMA Museum, New Orleans, United States

Exhibitions

Credits

  • Stephan Schulz - Software and Hardware Design
  • Pierre Fournier, Natalie Bouchard - production support

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