Implicit

Implicit is an animate object, physically relaying the constant stream of oceanic information transmitted by oceanic data buoys around the world. It fosters a connection to another place, outside of the immediate environment.

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It is also an exploration of communication, mainly authorship and integrity of message; by relaying data as its original format—waves with varying amplitude and frequency—Implicit maintains the original intent, not losing or changing meaning by manipulating the message to fit the communication medium.

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The ocean waves recorded and transmitted by data buoys is typically displayed and interpreted as figures and graphs which effectively strips the information of much of its evocative meaning. Implicit uses digital motion control to recreate the original waves—this maintains the original state of the information without displaying it in an ambiguous other form.

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Implicit also acknowledges the often overlooked responsibility of technology to be accessible at a recognizably human level in addition to quantitatively handling information.