Title

Meander

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 10-2015

Abstract

Abstract: Meander is a public artwork commissioned for CHS Field, a new baseball stadium in downtown St. Paul. The artwork consists of fifteen sculptural concrete pillars, each copped with a glass lantern containing programmable LEDs. Meander illustrates over 200 years of historical information about the changing geometry of the Mississippi River, which runs several blocks away. The form of the pillars is inspired by historical river maps, while the lights broadcast data collected from the river. Meander illustrates how data spatialization processes merge with a commitment to ecology, reimagining public spaces, and fostering new kinds of interactive engagement with public audiences.

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