Interconnected is a digital artwork that portrays the hidden troves of operational data at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) as an ever-changing suite of abstract form, color, and simulated texture. The data feeds that drive the artwork include global and regional air-traffic tracking software, airline flight information (arrivals/departures), baggage handling systems, and parking and ground shuttle transportation throughout the airport campus. The artwork is synchronized and displayed across three high-definition LED Media Walls in addition to a series of programmable LED ribbons embedded into the architecture of Concourse A. Interconnected is organized into three distinct visual chapters: Chapter I–Fluid Structures, Chapter II–Impossible Materials, and Chapter III –Data Poems. Shifting formal variations within each chapter reflect real-time responses to the dynamic flow of data, creating a living snapshot of the data management systems that enable CLT to serve over 44.4 million travelers annually.
Our role was to develop rgenerative graphics, read the API of the Airport, manage digital assets and create the main backend, including time-line, screen-management and synchronisation.
Ho Man Leung
Raman K. Mustafa
Custom Software – VVVV
120′ x 10′ Data Sculpture custom LED Media Wall
Data Paintings custom LED Media Wall
Series of LED fins along the exterior facade