Ocean Sensing

Do we have a cultural connection to water? How might we begin to rethink how we consume water in our everyday lives, considering more carefully it’s connection with the natural environment?

In this experiment, I am attempting to capture the motion of waves at the beach. A motion sensor is placed inside an inner tube and left to record orientation data in the undulating water just outside the surf break. The idea is to use this data to drive the flow mechanism inside a personal water device found in the home, bringing some context to the personal consumption of water.

Data collection ended when a lifeguard threw me out of the ocean. It is illegal to use an inflatable craft in the water. Laws…

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