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Carsten Nicolai

Carsten Nicolai moire E2, 2010

Carsten Nicolai moire S2, 2010

‘Moiré E2’ and ‘Moiré S2’ (2010), by Carsten Nicolai.

Ballpoint on paper.


‘Digital zoetrope’ (2009) by Troika.


‘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.