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    Quakescape was created in response to the Christchurch earthquakes in New Zealand by taking tremor data and transferring it into artwork.
The 'Quakescape 3D fabricator' is a device that was created in response to the Christchurch earthquakes.
'Quakescape' takes earthquake data and transfers it into art by using a scaled down landscape of Christchurch as the 'blank canvas' and extrudes 
paint onto the exact location of the earthquake - creating the transformation from data to art.

The device works by taking earthquake data from the site geonet and transfers it into the medium of art by
using paint and arduino technology. the surface that the paint is applied to is a CNC-routed landscape of Christchurch, New Zealand - this acts as the blank canvas and allows the paint to move around the landscape creating amazing colourful visuals.
The colours represent the magnitude of the tremors, and is run on two horizontal axis by stepper motors powered by g-code generated through Arduino.
This allows the nozzle head to be moved to the precise location of the earthquake, once the location is determined the pigment is then pumped from the containers through the tubes and extruded out the nozzle. This is the moment where precise magnitudinal data gets converted into an artform.

Design team: Josh Newsome-White, James Boock, Philippa Shipley, Hannah Warren, Brooke Bowers and Richie Stewart and George Redmond.