Bowen creates interactive sculptures that include inputs from clouds, wind, water, and insects.
Fly Blimps, 2014
House flies float in passenger compartments attached to helium-filled balloons. The compartments provide food, water, and light to sustain the insect aviators. Fly activity directs the movement of the balloons — “the flies are essentially the brain of each of the devices, determining how they interact and respond to the space as well as the other devices.”1
Cloud Piano, 2014
A piano plays music based on the movement and shape of clouds: a camera records the clouds, software interprets the cloud patterns, and robotic actuators press the piano’s key.
See Bowen’s website.
1 David Bowen, Fly Blimps