It took me a long time to figure out the connections between my photography and my geoscientific work. In the past the two have run in parallel, seeming to cover very different topics. Now i have found the intersection: the vague term of the anthropocene.
We have learnt a lot from the deployment of the Ruwai recorders within the SeisRockHt project. The new prototype, the Ruwai se, is an improved version including major software fixes and a better usability in the field.
I'm using realtime seismic data to generate the logo of the company. The shape is computed using the amplitude and frequency information. The color reflects the largest magnitude of the recent earthquakes.
Last week we installed two Ruwai data recorders at two field sites. One in a gallery at the foot of mount Hoher Sonnblick and another one at the top of mount Kitzsteinhorn. I’m curious if the data recorders behave as reliable as they did in the lab.
One very important feature of a seismograph is the timestamping of the sampled data to an absolute time reference. The most important a global time reference is the GPS time and I'm using it to correctly timestamp the samples of the Ruwai data recorder. A test with another seismic data recorder of a different type shows that it is working.
Within the framework of a cooperation between NetIdee and Ars Electronica 2015, I got invited to the Future Innovators Summit. In this program, several people with diverse backgrounds meet to discuss future problems and search for possible solutions.