Dichroic Wade

Dichroic Wade (2016) is an interactive artwork by Jen Seevinck installed at The Works gallery in San Jose as part of a curated and juried show for the Art.CHI 2016 conference. The work was accompanied by a publication in the CHI proceedings. The  video describes the creation of the work. Dichroic Wade received an Honourable mention from the Art.CHI committee.

Dichroic Wade is the most recent outcome in the Light Works body of work and once again renders local weather data into concrete physical light. Dichroic Wade differs from predecessor Light Waves in sensing ranges of audience proximity (approach) to the work. Turbulence and shimmering can result from this combined visualisation. The artist gratefully acknowledges funding assistance from QUT and CHI, coding assistance from Lachlan Currie, video production by Peter Chan and sound by Buukwerm musik.