Ripple Effect

Ripple Effect is an interactive art exhibition that visualizes local water quality data through sound, light, and water. Through software technology, water contamination data is translated into sound waves.

The installation consists of speakers that play the ‘data sound tracks’, which vibrate the water held in attached trays. The sonic vibrations create unique patterns to emerge in the water, known as water cymatics. Participants hear and see the water vibrate based on the chemical concentrations in their water samples. 

Ripple Effect travels to communities that neighbor resource extraction activity and aims to transform the way people understand their data in relation to their environment.