23 September 2009
The brilliant bit.fall by Julius Popp at the Design and the Elastic Mind exhibition in the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2008--bit.fall artistically reveals internet-based information generated by a statistics algorithm via controlled drips of water that create a waterfall of words and images.
bit.fall features a horizontal module with computer-controlled valves hung from the ceiling. Water droplets are released at precise times to form predetermined shapes. The result is a word or message that seems to magically rain down from the ceiling and then disappear upon impact with the floor.
Julius Popp’s work has received numerous international distinctions. His interdisciplinary projects are not only recognized in the art world but also in the field of scientific research. Presently, MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory as well as the Fraunhofer Institut in Bonn are studying Julius Popp’s realizations in the laboratory: he developed, as a part of his artistic work, robots that introduced new forms of artificial intelligence.
A short documentary about German artist Julius Popp while setting up his work Bit.Fall in St Louis.
Julius Popp's news ticker device in action at the Dogenhaus Galerie booth at the Volta art fair in Basel. 2008
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