Maintaining ability to communicate by embedding information with sand.


Hooded Sand Covering

In a more abstract approach, we looked at means of recording data and more specifically frequency patterns created by running a current through a metal Chladni plate covered in sand. After selecting a pattern and digitizing it, we laser-engraved it into a sheet of frosted plexiglass (a subtle reference to the foggy / black aesthetic of the communication method seen in the movie 'Arrival') to create carved out channels. These channels were then filled with sand (referring back to the pattern's origin) which was chemically sealed to the plexiglass with Rez-n-bond, and then laser-cut in our standard triangle pattern, and assembled in order. This was then broken into two parts that were joined with a transparent hood to create a split covering piece.

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