wave tracer

firehouse

In this exhibit, a loose fender pier piling on the east pier apron of the Festival Pavilion becomes an instrument for demonstrating the complex forces converging on pier structures in the Bay. A stylus attached to the oscillating piling graphs the patterns of surrounding waves, currents, and tidal flows in a constantly-changing sand tracing.


This project is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. ESI-0104478. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Science Foundation.