Interfacing the Earth
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We provide a short introduction to WindChime, a real-time web-driven audiovisual installation. Weather data from many world locations is gathered from a server and accommodated in a dynamic visual representation. The dynamics of the wind at specific world locations exercises influence over a mass of floating particles in a virtual parallel world. Particles in turn influence the production of complex sounds. In effect, a rewarding aesthetic experience results from the appreciation of the intricate interplay of two complex dynamical systems; one of natural origin (the earth), the other of cultural design (the program).