e-Oculus is interesting because it is put in a commercial setting. Large sky-filled projections in the shape of Utah’s lakes are suspended above the walls. It is advertised as a main feature inside Utah Eccles School of Business. It is supposed to directly correlate to the stock market, where stormy/red weather is BAD and blue skies are GOOD. The introduction of this fairly conceptual data-visualization project into the commercial public is novel since it is considered ‘new media.’
Andrea Polli is an artist and writer, blending art and science through tech art to make work related to environmental issues. She is currently an Associate Professor of Art and Ecology at the University of New Mexico and got her MFA from SAIC.