Nepit is an ongoing research which attempts to visualize human entropy. It does so by storing and synthesizing movement and temperature of the environment into sinusoidal signals, which are then rendered in three dimensions and sonified on four channels. The data collected by the sensors is stored in a series of capacitors meant for stabilizing the data stream, in order to provide better fruition. The users can further interact with the installation by rotating the structure containing the video screen, which, in turn, rotates around the rendered shape.
The data, processed in continuous signals, is translated into sine waves of different frequencies and amplitudes. These are then used, in the audio, as input waves of a synthesizer, in the video, as distortions to a three-dimensional space in which a sphere is plotted.
The sensors of the installation are calibrated in an empty room to shield the already existing entropy, thus allowing to accurately respond to the presence of users inside the space. The variations of measurable entropic properties, such as heat and movement, are captured and processed by the software which, to process them in continuous signals, introduces a temporal delay between data acquisition and their rendering. This allows the generation of stable audio and video content, in which is appreciable a linear progression of their evolution: it starts from a spherical shape that deforms with the progressive increase in entropy. Users can interact further with the installation by rotating the structure which, in turn, rotates the visual window on the virtual space, allowing a 360 ° view.
Original concept: scual Software development: scual Audio software development: Rudecode Audio arrangments: Ynaktera Hardware: Carlo Cifarelli Design: scual, Carlo Cifarelli