"BeWare02: Satellite" is a objet that lived in expressing, on a 9
by 160 centimeter plate, the state of the globe at this point in time
as see from a NOAA polar orbit satellite 800 kilometers about the
The newest data from the weather satellite's most recent circuit of
the globe are acquired via the Internet. In step with the speed at
which the satellite is actually flying and in synchrony with the projected
images of the earth's surface, the objet sends temperature data recreated
from the infrared images to the Peltier units underneath the plate.
The result: place the palm of your hand on the plate, and you can
sense the temperatures in various parts of the world.
Since BeWare02:Sattelite uses the WWW and the Internet as its interfaces,
it need not be limited to a particular Web browser or particular computer.
Through our sense of touch, it stimulates one's imagination in thinking
about our world as a living entity. This Sensorium experiment also
achieves another goal: to expand our conceptions of what can be expressed
via the Internet.