ABSTRACT

The recent artworks Albedo of Clouds and Neighbourhood Air adopt weather as primary material for sensory experiences. The art installations included the contributions of scientists, programmers, instrument technicians, social online networks and the vagaries of the weather itself. The projects suggest that creative engagement with meteorological science can activate eco-political “networks” in Latour’s sense, productive of knowledge and potentially transformative. In such “meteorological art,” digital networks not only distribute facts about atmospheric data; they also generate affective forms. Multi-directional flows between weather instrumentation, digital data, media art and meteorological science are enacted in the pursuit of a creative outcome.

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