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TITLE "The Observer Effect" (观察者效应)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, Chinese papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙), paper collage, sound sensor, 8-bit microcontroller, teakwood frame
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2015
SIZE
103
103
5
TECH SPECS • SLC SD Card
• 5×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
• 1×MWLPV20-12 (INPUT 90~264VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT12V@1.67A)
• (6+1 spare)×RGB PH5-RGBV1.3(64×32)-16S-S3528-DQ / 150416014
• Arduino Uno R3
WEIGHT
28.9
55
CRATE SIZE
114.5
114.5
16
EXPOSURE "Between Red Queens" at island6 Bund
“SISAE 2015” at China Art Museum
CREDITS Tang Dashi 汤大师 & He Dashi 贺大师 (Chinese paper cutting 剪紙) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Adam Hsieh 谢昕 (production supervisor) • David Poppell (sound design) • Irmantas Bortnikas (video documentation)
BLURB

The very act of measuring something can change the thing. No matter how quiet you try to be or invisible you think you are. Watching is a manufactured idea that is a non-possibility- you are part of the scene. This is commonly known as the observer effect. The most widely used analogy for this is when you check the pressure of a tire, which is almost impossible to do without letting a little bit of air out. The observer effect is very real, so real in fact that it can be found in particle physics, thermodynamics, electronics and quantum mechanics. It has been responsible for countless scientific mistakes when not taken into account. I only bring this up because the noises you make while looking at this artwork might affect the very thing you’re observing. But did the other people around you affect your noises? And what affected them? [Ryan Nimmo]

STATUS N/A. Opera Gallery 's Collection, Hong Kong.
How-to adjust-the-sensor-sensitivity instructionsDownload the LED animation source fileHigh Resolution PhotoQuicktime videomore
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