The recently launched UNIST’s brand new outdoor laboratory has now taken on an entirely new look with its added media art works.
Media art refers to artworks that depend on a technological component to function. The term ‘media’ applies to any communication device used to transmit and store information. By incorporating emerging technologies into their artworks, artists using new media are constantly redefining the traditional categories of art. In that sense, Science Walden plays a crucial role in communicating to the public.
The name of the media art work is ‘Info Blind’, which refers to the blinds, installed on the internal surface of Science Walden. On the surface of each blind slat, LED lights are installed horizontally.
The pavillion features walls of translucent polycarbonate to allow visual connection between the inside and outside of the pavillion. When the LED lights are illuminated by different colors of light, they are projected on polucarbonate walls of pavillion to create images for people to see from outside. The images that Info Blind show are the waterless energy-producing toilet system, as well as experimental investigation for the production of biofuel.