Neatorama reader Darren wrote:
I happened upon a cool kinetic sculpture while in Vienna this week. It was a large metal frame, about the size of a soccer goal. Along the top of the frame, there were 320 water nozzles.
The whole thing was connected to the web, and it randomly grabbed sentences from the web and spelled them out in fleeting water words. It was quite remarkable to see.
From the accompanying description:
"Key words from the daily news are only temporarily perceivable as transparent images before they again dissipate. BIT.FALL is a contemporary memento mori, which critically draws attention to the continual flood of information that manipulates our reality."
I found it difficult to photograph, but here's my best shot.
From what I can gather from the website, the device was made by Julius Popp: http://www.hgb-leipzig.de/%7Ejulius/sphericalrobots/bitfall.php - Thanks Darren!
Previously on Neatorama: Waterdrop Pixels: The Jeep Waterfall by Steven Pevnick