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San José Airport - invited
The eCloud is a dynamic sculpture inspired by the volume and behavior of an idealized cloudThis sculpture for the Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport’s North Concourse consists of hundreds of small square panels of electrically switchable laminated plexiglass, that perform as pixels. This material has the ability to progressively graduate opacities with the transmission of an electrical charge: when in neutral, the panel is opaque and when sent an electronic charge the material transitions to visually transparentThe animations that move through eCloud are based on weather data changes. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration runs a live feed of weather and wind conditions for all airports in the United States. Unique animations are displayed through the sculpture as guided by the weather at different airports that might be flying in and out of the concourse.