Batea

Real-time illegal gold mining data in Colombia's Amazon, transformed into a new media installation.

Gold panning is the extraction of gold from a stream of water by using a wooden pan called batea. Mining is a constant problem in Colombian Amazon rainforest and damaging the eco-system. Through real-time data Batea wants to give the metal a voice to preserve the soil.

The project was developed in TouchDesigner, a visual programming language which takes care of the real-time data coming from an API and using all this values to give the metal fluid some sort of life.

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