Today’s post is from Fathom Information Design’s Terrence Fradet. He writes:
Amphibious Architecture is a great example of how information can be presented in the public space. It is an installation that visualizes water quality and fish activity using different colored lights.
Buoys containing sensors and LED lights were submerged in the Bronx River and the East River in New York City with the goal to spark conversation about the waterways. The team represented many disciplines within science, technology and design—reflective of our studio’s culture, where we use design and technology to make complex information easier to understand.
The installation engages the public by telling a realtime story about the ecosystem developing—just out of sight—below the water’s surface.