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Tuning the Hyperdrone.

White, N., Troisi, A. and Smith, R., 2015. Tuning the Hyperdrone. Instrument.Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Arts, London: The authors.

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The HyperDrone is an instrument that generates acoustic waves taken from the data generated by seismic sensors across the surface of the entire globe. The data here is supplied by the Atomic Weapons Establishment Blacknest, Reading UK, which is part of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO) which monitors the ground for nuclear-scale explosions. This data is now contributing to other systems, such as early warning earthquake and tsunami alerts data.The entire network acts as a 'hyper' object, that is, a form which is too large (in scale of space/time etc), or too small in scale (of visibility etc), to be perceived by humans without the use of scientific systems. Data is arranged to be played back to generate resonance - a hyper 'drone' through the radome panel itself. The panel has been developed to work with a resonating geometric ‘tensegrity’ structure which was designed and made from aluminium and steel by Rob Smith during his artist residency at Wysing, where the Hyper Drone is currently located.

Item Type:Artwork/Design Object
Location of Work:Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Arts, London
Additional Information:The audio piece is audible at this link:
Uncontrolled Keywords:field work; seismic sensors; minimalism; modernism
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:30775
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:05 Jun 2018 14:03
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:11


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