HydroSONIC v.2.0 / UCSC's Digital Arts and New Media (DANM) Mechatronics & SonicSENSE Project team

Commissioned by ZERO1 with support from the James Irvine Foundation and funded by UC Santa Cruz Department for Digital Arts and New Media

HydroSONIC v.2.0 by UCSC Digital Arts New Media Mechtronics Research Group & OpenLabis the most recent iteration of the sonicSENSE platform originally created by Barney Haynes and Jennifer Parker in 2010. Viewers walk through the reflective mylar corridors triggering audioscapes of algorithmic compositions created with hydro soundscapes and data from the Santa Clara Water district. Webcams collect movement of the participants through the mylar to create a visual gestalt of projected images. These images are collected and re-projected on to the video screens continuously, layering present images with past images, building a visual record of all the movement in the space over time.


September 15, 2012, 11am - 6pm
S. 1st Street (from San Carlos to Reed)
SoFA District, San Jose

UCSC's Digital Arts and New Media (DANM) Mechatronics & SonicSENSE Project team

live and work in Santa Cruz, CA


Professor Jennifer Parker
Sudhu Tewari
Leslie Thompson
Jasen Levoy
Andre Marquetti

The UCSC Digital Arts New Media Research cohort and UCSC OpenLab develops and produces physical, systems-based artworks that incorporates elements of robotics, motion control, software engineering, and hardware design. DANM Mechatronics research involves the use of a variety of media including video, performance, and sculpture, for the creation of complex, kinetic, audio-visual systems for the exploration of temporality, materiality, experience, perception.