80+1: Movement & Impact

This project was part of Ars Electronica’s ambitious 80+1 project. It formed part of the Linz 2009 European Capital of Culture Year, and was sponsored by Voestalpina and Linz 09.

Details about 80+1 project
80+1 website

Artists: Sabine Haerri [Switzerland] and Yvonne Weber [Switzerland]
in Collaboration with the Ars Electronica Futurelab
Topic: Traffic
Location: Gotthard Tunnel, Switzerland

Movement & Impact is an installation transporting the feeling of vehicles passing the Gotthard Road Tunnel. This road tunnel is a major highway artery where thousands of cars per day drive along this north-south axis in southern Switzerland. The movement and the characteristics of cars, such as direction and size of the car are passed on by use of real-time data from on-the-ground traffic senors. This data will trigger various sensations to an interface in Linz, where the viewer will be able to to sit or lie on a vibrating platform to experience the impact of this level of movement.

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