The brilliant bit.fall by Julius Popp --which is currently featured at the Design and the Elastic Mind exhibition in the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2008-- is a metaphor for the incessant flood of information we are exposed to. bit.fall artistically reveals internet-based information generated by a statistics algorithm via controlled drips of water that create a waterfall of words and images.
bit.fall features a horizontal module with computer-controlled valves hung from the ceiling. Water droplets are released at precise times to form predetermined shapes. The result is a word or message that seems to magically rain down from the ceiling and then disappear upon impact with the floor.
Watch a fascinating (if long) video of the exhibition's bit.fall installation.
1. Innovative Waterfall Art Installations - The combination of technology and art provides opportunities for the creation of new and unique installations.
2. Interactive Data Visualizations - Creating immersive experiences that allow viewers to interact with data can lead to engagement and insight.
3. Real-time Information Displays - Displaying dynamic, real-time information can provide useful and engaging content in public spaces.
1. Art and Entertainment - The creative industry can utilize technology to create innovative and engaging art installations.
2. Marketing and Advertising - Interactive data visualizations provide an opportunity for companies to showcase their data in unique and engaging ways.
3. Public Transport and Infrastructure - Real-time information displays on public transportation and in public spaces can provide timely and engaging information to users.