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Darren Bader

darren bader_oysters and_with peanut butter2013

Darren Bader, ‘Oysters and/with peanut butter’ (2013)

Franziska Sinn

Franziska Sinn, Rooms : Hotelroom Modifications, 2011

Franziska Sinn, ‘Rooms / Hotelroom Modifications’ (2011)


AIDS-3D

‘World Community Grid Water Features’ by AIDS-3D

A group of spectacular cast-fiberglass fountains stand together on an elevated server-room floor. A Fit PC 2 (the smallest PC currently available, 96% more energy efficient than a standard desktop) is installed in each water feature. Whenever the fountains are plugged in, the Linux PC’s will automatically boot up and run World Community Grid software, a distributed computing project which uses a massive network of PC’s around the world to model solutions for various humanitarian problems, such as: “Clean Energy Project”, “Influenza Antiviral Drug Search”, “ Fight Aids@home” and “Nutritious Rice for the World”. The delightful splashing of the water and twinkle of the energy-efficient LED’s act as relaxing and meditative status-light for the computers, tirelessly laboring within. Although there is no screen visible in the installation, the computation progress can be remotely monitored through a dedicated website.